I know I am biased, but it is a very easy transition from a standard double wall tent to a Solong 6, as long as you use trekking poles anyway. On my last trip, both my girlfriend, who is short and ummmm not skinny, and myself, who is 6'1"300#+, both fit fine into a tent with full weather and bug protection. We even still had plenty of storage room in the ends. I set up on a semi exposed mountaintop and I didn't have to worry about the wind changing direction. I think it took me 5 minutes tops to set up the Solong 6. All this for far under 2 pounds and under $300 including all guylines and stakes.
This does not mean that you can't get even lighter. I am playing with a SMD Vamp Tarp also, but for someone looking for the simplest, least hassle transition, check out the Lightheart gear stuff. You won't be disappointed.
BTW I have no stake in Lightheart gear, I just own one of their tents and am thinking about buying another. I own 7 tents currently, and just wish I had know about these earlier!
P.S. Plus if you are an idiot, and forget that your hiking poles were in your other car, you can always use whatever is at hand to set up the tent. I used two pieces of wood I found around the campsite, and trimmed them into shape.