Nice pics. Miss the changing of the seasons. Although I've never used a poncho tarp or anything (uber light), I've thought the same as you considering shelters.
I have a 2010 DR and a Hexamid Solo. To tell you the truth, and I know this is a UL backpacking site, I'm still undecided which "I" prefer for solo. I really like the Double Rainbow, it's ease of set-up and comfort.
More importantly though, it has a small footprint and can be pitched free standing if need be. I like the Hexamid quite a bit but the DR is truely hassle free.
I also use a MLD Burn. The DR and 3-4 days of supplies, fits a small UL pack no problem.
10 lbs in a frameless pack is pretty good.