I live in the West where there are places with no trees at all that are incredibly beautiful and would be a shame to miss seeing. This would include desert regions, slot canyons or high altitude adventures above the tree line. But I always try to plan my high country adventures to get below the tree line at night if at all possible. Although I have been a hard core hanger now for over 2 years, I still go to ground occasionally and bring along alternative equipment to do that. There is no shame in wanting to have the best of all worlds. But when there are trees, I hang. No contest. And in the last 2 years after numerous backpacking trips I have only gone to ground 3-4 times. One of those was backpacking with my wife, and I went to ground to sleep with her. Since then I have converted her to hanging we'll both be hanging on future trips.