I get the joke, but for those who have not yet experienced camping in a hammock, this is a necessary thing. I started maybe 15 years ago, after some seriously hard-core treehangers convinced me. First thing they said? Insulate the &#%&!!! out of the bottom. There is constant airflow under a hammock, which means you can't trap air for insulation. The model I have from Clark Jungle Hammocks has pockets with elastic closure, so I put clothes in some, and inflate plastic grocery bags for others. This helps increase temps about 7-10 degrees, which is significant.
A couple of weeks ago, I used a fleece bag sack (goes over the sleeping bag), and was able to sleep in -4C temps - there was ice on the outside of the hammock.
Then there's the issue of sag. Some newer camping hammocks are made to lay crosswise, but not all. Laying at an angle (Brazilian hammocks are made this way) keeps you more even. In a top-slung or gathered hammock, you're sleeping in the bottom of a bowl. Pads help minimize this, make it easier for back sleepers. The curve can hyperextend your knees and doesn't let you back relax properly.
Finally, a traditional pad in a gathered hammock won't keep the sides from closing in on you - you feel like a mummy at times, especially with insulating clothes, heavy bags, and perhaps an underquilt. The wings on this should help stabilize the sides AND provide insulation there. Again, if you make direct contact with the hammock material without insulation, you're just making a heat conduction path that will sap warmth from you quickly.
Yeah, your joke made me chuckle, but I saw an opportunity to 'splain a bit why this is such a cool design. I can get two days of fully contained (carrying all water and food) camping out of a 45lb daypack with a hammock instead of a tent.