Just wanted to drop a note -
got a hammock, and it is everything I have dreamed it would be... I bought the biggest, heaviest hammock Hennessy currently makes. I only just set it up tonight for a bit. It was actually my intention to string it up, hop in to check it out, then take it down, but it didn't work out that way. I didn't sleep in it as the sun was going down, and it's going to get down to 50*F tonight. I'll pad it out with some type of insulation and try sleeping in it in a few nights, but I just wanted to quickly say, it felt great. I'm sure I'll love it way more than a flat bed.
Note to Gunny and others who make their own stuff: it looks pretty simple. It's a heavy duty hammock, but there is a place on each side to pull it out a bit and stake it down, which draws the user more sideways. These two spots are offset, so that it sortof forms a diagonal line across the hammock, making it more flat-like. When I get around to it, I'll take some pics of it staked down so you can see a bit of detail.
Also, it really reminded me of what a baby rocking to sleep must feel like. It was quite relaxing... the gentle rocking, the perfect position and support, the enclosed womb-like feeling around me... it was almost ecstatic. trace inducing almost...
anyway, for anyone who wants to know, my personal opinion so far is that hammocks - at least those made in this way - are fantastic.