As a newer newbie than you are, I feel strange welcoming you to the Forum.
OTOH, just how much gear do you have??
I'm sorry I didn't know about the hang but then I wouldn't have been able to make it anyways since I have NO gear at all.
I've dreamed of being able to take the time to go to one of the US hangs just so I can see up front and for real some of the various hammocks. I'm cringing at the thought of having to buy something sight unseen. I've got a thread in the General Hammocking section asking for some advice right now.
Talk to me!!