No worries, you're spot on. What you described is not an uncommon set up. I use 7/64 amsteel loops through the end channels of all my hammocks that have end channels. I've never had a problem and have never read about a problem. The larkshead cinches the material tightly enough that there is no damage.
What you could be missing is something to make attaching the webbing to the trees a bit easier and quicker. Nothing wrong with just feeding the webbing through the fixed loop but using a small climbing carabiner or a Dutch clips
just makes it a bit quicker. I used to use the MSH but I prefer either Dutch buckles
or Bloomgorge's Elephant Trunks
. If you want to go lighter and smaller you could use a Dutch whoopie hook
instead of the descender rings.
You'd think I work for Dutch or somthing but I just thought I'd point you in the light weight and small direction. I can guarantee you'll get more recommendations for Dutchware.