This tent lasts forever, as long as you dont lend it to someone who packs it up wet. Now my tent has some mold spots, but I still use it. Its especially great for winter camping.
When you spend this much for a tent, it would be insane not to get a ground cloth. Its very nice to have if it rains, or youre camping anywhere other then on sand, and it takes up no room at all in the pack.
I wanted this tent for a long time. Now that my boyfriend has one, I'm stoked. I love how spacious it is, and you can sleep under the stars without worrying about bugs. I dont think black diamond would really call it a 4-season tent, but it works in mild winter weather