I must admit, I am tempted to sample the "dark side" (I carry a tarptent) just to see how it works out. I really don't know anyone who hangs and who might loan me one for a test drive and don't have an outfitter close by. I do know that I have seen a lot of hangers out there and they all seem very satisfied.
I am too frugal to invest a bunch of $$ in something like this in the offhand chance I prefer to remain with my tent. I also know it doesn't pay to invest in a cheap gear as you end up replacing it anyways.I suppose I could look for used gear here and on ebay.
so how did you get started? did you try before you bought or did you just jump in? I appreciate any tips/ideas/suggestions.