Thanks, my list has gone through lots of changes, but each time it nearly always gets all that much nicer out there for me.
Don't worry about Cuben. I have not had any issues with any of my Cuben gear and recommend them to lots of people. I keep my kids and my cat away from my gear closet, in fact it is literally locked up.
I mentioned SUL earlier. Here is my new and improved almost SUL summer gear list, maybe it can help/inspire you to give SUL a go: http://www.geargrams.com/list?id=10426
I have not only backpacked quite a bit in my day, but I have also done a lot of traveling in general. Which means I have slept on park/train station benches numerous times, for example. So to me, as long as it's warm enough outside, sleeping on a small torso foam pad on a bed of moss and/or pine boughs does me just fine. On my Xlite I generally get just as good a night's sleep as I do at home--sometimes better, even.
This list could also easily go XUL given the proper conditions, but I wanted to make a list that I could take on a multi-day section hike if I wanted to. For a quick and easy overnighter with warm temps and hardly a chance of rain, I could ditch my shelter, stove/fuel bottle and go no-cook/campfire cooking, plus nix the base layer, socks, and scale down my first aid, survival kits, and flashlight to get to around 3-3.5lbs. If it was very warm--say I go backpacking in Spain in July again--I could ditch the sleeping bag and add a simple cotton sheet, plus my Zpacks solo bug tent if needed(which apparently they no longer make, which is too bad, if you ask me).
Oh, I should add that I forgot to add my new headlamp to my spring list. It only pushes it to 7.5lbs and is actually one of my most favorite new gear items--and I even went a bit "heavier" as far as headlamps plus batteries go. Everyone has their luxuries, and for me 90 lumens max and long battery life is one of them, along with my Ti mug.