I'm a long-time camper who is attempting to crawl out of the primordial ooze (ground camping) and up into the trees (hammocking). It might be surprising to you guys (it was to me) that I'm starting this experiment with what seems to be considered the "cadillac" of hammocks instead of something more entry-level.
My explanation for that is this: I have started many such endeavors (both in camping and otherwise) at the entry level, and what I have found is that I usually end up with about 4 or 5 versions of whatever piece of gear it is, and I only use one. Since the others are all entry level, I can't ever seem to get rid of them and I end up with a much higher cost.
I figured that this time around I'd just start at the top and save myself some time. I also reasoned that if, for whatever reason, this whole hammock thing doesn't work out for me and I have to slink back to my bivy, I can probably find someone on the forum who would love to take a fine piece of equipment off my hands.
Brandon has been very helpful, and answered all 2 billion of my emails promptly, so here I sit anxiously waiting to join the tree-hangers!