I have been backpacking with this tent for the last few weeks, it has held up very well with no sign of wear or tear.
This tent is very light even if you wanted to tarp it you could not go much more than 1 pound less weight. Plus the hassle of the tarp and guylines, this tent goes up fast i love it.
I have not been using a footprint, I think I will try and buy a piece of Tyvek when I get a chance though, when im car camping or something, its prettymuch dead weight because the floor is suprisingly durable.
This is a minimalist tent, I find it adequate for me (6 foot 150 pound male).
One last thing, I have had this tent in some wicked wind and hail and it has not let me down, I only bring 6 stakes too.