Thank you for the follow up, makes sense to me! Seems like hanging anything on the wall might be a bad idea, say like a big screen tv?
I like the idea because I'm not sold on the way they build new homes with green wood these days anyhow; there is sure to be some settling.
I'd definitely would have preferred to have had a structural floor in my basement... some homes here not only have basements, but also have crawl under the floor of the basement. But I see your concern about hanging heavy things on the wall.