Yeah, after thinking about it, for the small weight difference, the pocket version only made sense if one was getting a stripped second tarp as an emergency shelter for day hiking if they already had one for backpacking.
So I ended up going with the normal Hexamid since its a bit more durable. As its the end of the summer season, it showed up in less than 2 weeks from ordering. I'll be deliberately putting this through some bad weather between now and next spring in order to evaluate it for a potential CDT thru-hike.
As this is potentially replacing a 5+year old MLD CF tarp for me, if it wasn't lighter there would be no point in changing since my existing tarp is still good. So I ordered the hexamid stripped without the netting or beak. I figured the opening isn't any larger then I'm use to with my tarp so why bother with a beak. Plus, I figure it will cause more condensation if I actually used the beak in rain. As I normally cowboy camp and only use a tarp for rain, I'm staying with my bivy sack which eliminates the need for netting (if bugs haven't bother me in 6+ years of using a bivy, why change now) and gives some additional security against any rain coming through the opening so once again, I don't see the extra weight of the beak to be justified. Since I have plenty of the 6.5" titanium stakes already, I decided to try the lighter and thinner 6" stakes to see how they hold.
After removing the cords for the CF floor that I'm not going to use, the Regular Hexamid (with no beak or netting) + storage sack + attached guy lines + 8x 6" Ti stakes came out to weigh only 6.2oz (176g) on my scale. That's about 2oz lighter then my existing tarp setup though the tarp is heavier weight CF and uses longer stakes that are slightly heavier. It's even lighter then my 6.5oz bivy sack. It may be time to consider replacing it with the Borah CF bivy to save 2 more oz. At this rate, my wallet is going to be thin before X-mas even gets here this year. ;)