I've been using tents since before free-standing backpacking tents were readily available, and I still use an old NFS tent I've had since the 1970's. The development of NFS tents that are light, don't fall down easily and don't SUCK is relatively recent and it's downright funny to read comments from people that clearly just don't know any better.
I think that, if you find a tent you like that's NFS and it meets your needs. Go for it. Of course, in terms of non-tent "shelters", NFS is the way to go for super light stuff you can put up quickly.
In the alternative, if you'd like to be bug free, to have more location options, to have more storm-worthiness and don't mind the weight penalty, then check out the variety of pretty darn light FS tents out there.
You pay for quality with dollars, and you pay for certain conveniences and functionality with grams, ounces and pounds.
I have a buddy who uses a bivy bag and a low tarp and can set it up quickly and effectively darn near anywhere. His rig weighs less than half of what my Copper Spur UL2 does and takes way, way less space up in/on the backpack. His set up doesn't fall over unless someone trips over the guylines and it holds up in wind so far as I've seen. Pretty cool and totally NFS. In August, while I was ensconced in the relatively giant and heavy 3.5lb setup I use for my free-standing UL2, during a 14 hour rainstorm with occasional hail and tent-shuddering winds, I was dry, had room to set out gear for drying in my vestibules, was able to sit up in my tent and had a marathon game of cards with my son who came over to visit from his free-standing tent during the storm. I thought of the UL option, the NFS tent I could have used instead and how much fun that would have been. Could the UL/NFS option have worked? No doubt.
Bahahahaahaha!!!!! I'll carry the extra pound and a half in the High Sierra. 8 stakes will do me fine.