I got my Poncho today. Color me impressed. It's a really nice piece of gear and I think it will do an excellent job as a weather shield with a couple of mods.
Strangely enough, I also got another email, about an hour ago, from someone at the company where I bought the poncho who apologized for the delay in shipping and said they had sent me another poncho via Priority Mail. They were apologizing to me because my first poncho (shipped First Class mail, not Priority) had not shipped. Funny thing was that the poncho I received today came First Class mail. It would seem that I may have an extra poncho on the way That means I will have a bottom AND a top weather shield.