That is a good point.
To make a cuben tent effective, I guess it would have to be very simple. Few stakes, poles, etc. Basically just a simple fly, perimeter netting, and groundsheet. Something I guess I could just put together myself using existing cuben flys.
Maybe use a mld patrol shelter, netting attached to an improvised groundsheet or bathtub floor, and a velcro door on the netting.
BTW, is cuben a poor material for a ground sheet? Maybe because of abraision resistance or too slippery?
Ya, they defiantly have advantages. Many time I wished I used them, (for their use in shelters) but they are just not for me at this time. And the truth is, I really am not at "ultralight" weight, so buying 25-30 ounce shelter would fit my gear more appropriately.
But its all about the gear, gotta have the latest and greatest, haha. That being said, I will probably stick with sil-nylon for a couple more years.