I haven't read the full thread, so I'm not sure exactly what your needs are, but for me an Oztent RV-3 does what I need. Very quick to put up, heaps of room and height (I'm 6'3"), good sized awning with optional sides and front should you need more protection from the elements.
I've had to erect it in the dark, in the rain and was most happy that you can be inside it out of the elements within a minute or so (depending on how many pegs you put in, if any), and have camped out in some pretty heavy storms that saw other peoples tents and tarps get torn to shreds.
Only two negatives - packed size (from memory it's about 1.8m long) so it goes on the car roof, and price. Putting it on the roof can actually be a blessing, as it frees up space in the car, and as for price - well it's very well made and I can see it lasting a lot longer than most other tents on the market.