So I just bought my first sling, one of HH's netless, tarpless Safari DX Classics from their Odds & Ends sale. Should arrive in a week.
I made a hammock inquiry on Canadian Canoe Routes on which I crossed paths with first poster DistortedAxis who not only referred me here and welcomed me to test out his rigs (We're both in the Toronto area), but invited me to a local hang (and offered up a loan of one of his tarps.)
Kudos to an outstanding embassador of the hammock.
And now my journey begins ...