2). Finances. Hammocking seems very expensive...bottom quilts, top quilts, pad, tarp, straps and hardware. I don’t trust my silly DIY stuff for keeping me warm and estimate $1000 for a good set-up.
To make an obvious point, no one needs to spend that kind of money to know whether they like tent camping.
Now, if you can borrow all that stuff to test it out - great! And if you end up liking it and can afford to purchase your own such kit, cool! But what I don't like hearing is, "Well, you can't really know if you like hammock camping unless you have tried a $1000 setup." That may be true for all I know (I doubt it). But I'm not going to shell out that kind of dough just to find out.