Ah, yes the cot. I equate moving to the cot similar to evolution out of the primordial soup towards bipedalism. First, we start out Squatching, not knowing any better, sleeping on the ground with nary a blanket. We realize that sucks and move towards a thin foam pad, which also sucks, but just a little less. Then we move to the air mattress, which is good provided it stays full of air. Alas, it always ends up with a leak, and we're back on the ground, which really sucks.
Then we find the cot, which I can only envision early man finding fire. Off the ground and relatively comfortable, sleeping through the night, and if you're in my tent, listening to Erik's CPAP going off.
Life is good.