I used the Kelty Noah 9 for several years. It was my first non blue poly tarp. I still have it and loan it out to other Assistant Scoutmasters on occasion. I enjoyed it. My backpacking is with Scouts in North Central Florida mainly.
I eventually decided to go with a slightly bigger (10' X 10') silnylon square tarp with lots of tie outs. It is lighter and the couple of occasions I had to go to ground in a big field I can make good shelters easier than with the Noah 9.