Same advise. I recently bought the Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 4 tent and it's great.
- packs light apprx 5 1/2 lbs
- easy and fast set up (color coded)
- roomy inside: Head room and floor room
- spacy vestibule for gear
- 2 zipper doors for easy in/out
Just one trip with it so far. We had 3 grown men and no one felt cramped inside.
I went with the footprint and happy with the decision. The tent clips into it.
Hope that helps.