I reckon i could live with a lot of those things Allison. I only intend to use it as a cold weather / winter tent. I didn't even know about the mesh 'gutter' in the tent until recently. There is no mention of it on the website. Someone on another forum told me about it. He has used a 2R in very wet conditions, Alaska, NW Pacific coast etc, and loves the tent. He said you just have to be aware of it and choose your site carefully. He hasn't had any problems with water coming in. If water coming in is a major problem i might pass, as i can't afford to get a wet down bag in winter. Like i said earlier, snow melt and saturated ground are common in Scotland.
It's a lot of money to spend on something, if it leaks.