I regularly head over to tarptent.com to see what Henry is up to. I have 2 Tarptents now, and have had others over the years and have loved the balance of livability and light weight. The durability has even been surprisingly good too.
A 30% discount on an Easton Kilo 3p recently drove me to buy one spontaneously (which means 3 days of consideration and research for me, I'm not spontaneous for these types of purchases ;). I haven't had a chance to pitch or live in it yet, but I just noticed yesterday that tarptent.com has come up with a new 3 person tent that looks like a minimalist's palace ! http://tarptent.com/cloudburst3.html
After initial buyers regret, I glimmer of the ideal came to mind.... " what if I could find Easton carbon Ion poles (unbeatable strength to weight) for the Cloudburst 3, I'd shave at least 4 ounces (100+grams) off the packweight, and then have a 3 person tent well below 3 pounds, or 400grams per person....
Now I have something to strive for again ;)