there is a learning curve to be sure. some complaints were that 'hammocks arent for me' later to find out it was a person who gave up after using a setup that could have been less than ideal.. ie, a guy 6' 5" in a skeeter beeter with a zrest pad or something that reduces the comfort of the lay you are trying to achieve in the first place. that is to say, your height should not be an issue with even a small hammock (the one mentioned above, clark jungle ultralight, HH scout, etc..) and please dont give up on hanging because a stiff pad was either too cold, too narrow, or too rigid.
i had about 3-4 different rigs over the last 3 years.. and looking back my first couple experimental rigs would still score pretty low on my personal views of "comfort" etc..
now i am blessed with a 1.1 blackbird, a zpacks cuben tarp, and a self-made underquilt. if you have issues w bugs, many of the seasonal netting systems are actually lighter than a netted hammock (by that I mean the WB Traveler, with the bug-bivy net) and are versatile enough to use all seasons. take the advice about side sleeping.. that is the best feature of any hammock I own.
Just Jeffs www.tothewoods.net is a good place to learn about MYOG, and has links to other areas of interest. its his fault that ive been a hanger on about 60 trips and only went to ground once, in Grand Canyon. thanks, Jeff!