Got thinking about it and have to ask.
Almost every post about hammocks suggest changing out the suspension on a good many brands. When I came to the forum and started reading I found myself soon replacing the S-hooks on my Grand Trunk, and the webbing on my DD, and the caribiners on my ENO.
I usually car camp, or trek short distances, so weight really isn't an issue.
The manufacturer suspension is used when the hammock is load rated.
The manufacturer markets a product they want to sell, so I'm sure they do a little research into the suspension design they use.
So why are we so quick to replace what the manufacturer thinks (knows) will work?
I can see replacement when weight is an issue, but I can't honestly say I sleep any better with whoopie slings on my Grand Trunk, or AHE webbing and chain links for my DD or ENO.
Is it really an improvement, or are we just too easily infected by the mod bug (modification virus).