Well I'm nearing being able to get a new tarp and I'm having second thoughts about which to get.
On one side of the coin I like the thought of having a HUGE tarp such as the Superfly so that I can stay out of the rain and have a nice sized area to be in.
On the other side of the coin I have a fiance and a daughter that I'll be bringing with me that both have standard asm-diamond tarps for their hammocks. Thus I won't be camping if it's going to storm the whole time because they'll be stuck in their hammocks.
Now I can get a tarp similar to theirs and be fine in the woods. When it rains here it's usually only for an hour or so, no big deal. The time I camped and got my butt kicked was when I was on a lake exposed to the wind, not in the woods where I usually camp. I have never noticed that kind of wind in the thick forests of the Blue Ridge Mountains where I go camping.
I also go camping for three seasons but towards the nicer weather of them. Late spring and early fall and the summer is when I can take my 7 year old and temperature not be an issue.
So do I need a superfly tarp with doors and all that coverage if the two people I'm going to bring with me don't have a similar tarp and I only camp in decent weather??