I agree with a lot of what you've had said on this thread.
I used my stock HH Explorer Deluxe for over a year without modding anything at first. It worked just fine that way.
Then I started looking at making incremental changes to simplify hanging it...first went with biners/rings, which worked fine, then eventually to whoopie slings.
I too love the bottom entry for climbing into the hammock during mosquito season, or in storms where I have the tarp pitched tight to keep the wind/rain out.
But I've found that I also love having the 2QZQ mod and being able to reach in/out of the hammock on either side works well too.
Get it, use it...and as you've heard, figure out for yourself what you want to change over time...if anything.