I had seen some guys sleeping in ENO hammocks at climbing competitions a few times. I was also feeling the pain in my back from camping on the ground on a thermarest, and when you're trying to climb as hard as you can and win some prizes, back pain the night before a comp isn't exactly helpful, so I started googling "camping in hammocks". From there I found out about the hennessey hammock, and thought about buying one of those from REI for a few months. As I was deciding whether to buy the HH or not, I was googling for reviews of it, and that's where I found hammockforums. Soon after joining here I found out about the Blackbird, and liked the design MUCH better than the HH, so I bought that, and it's been the best camping-related purchase I've ever made!