Your story sounds a lot like mine. I was in the market for a hammock and on the verge of buying a Hennessy when I stumbled onto this forum. I too looked into all the options you mentioned and settled on the DD Frontline with the 3x3 tarp and snakeskin. I got it about a month ago and just took it on my first outing this past weekend and I absolutely love it. I also had some problems with the shock cord that hold up the mosquito net, but I got around it by making an adjustable ridgeline with a couple of caribiners.
You can kind of see what I am talking about from the picture. I also added some whoopie slings, which is an upgrade I definitely recommend.
Enjoy your hammock. I really like mine!