I am a VR enthusiast, I was actually warning people years ago back when the rift kickstarter came through, as to not jump in too quickly because of how bad things used to be not too long ago. https://pyra-handheld.com/boards/th...picking-up-an-oculus-rift.69772/#post-1188568
If you are familiar with the emagin z800 from 2005, one of the best consumer level headsets back then, this isn't just marginally better, current gen is literally over twice as good in almost every area of measure. I tried some current gen stuff for myself and I have to say it's absolutely remarkable the difference in quality.
I feel the idea of presence (transported into another world) can be achieved in degrees with the current gen. It does require some amount of suspension of disbelief, and either way it's enjoyable. I don't feel it's going to live up to expectations that are set too high though. This gen is the first gen that does what all previous generations promised to deliver but fell way short. This generation is indeed usable, it doesn't suck. and that's why I say it. Please don't confuse my enthusiasm, I'm not suggesting some magic glasses that are 1:1 to real life, I'm just saying today it is usable, unlike previous ones, even if used only as a alternative monitor, you shouldn't feel ripped off for buying one. That's why I say it will do well.
Truely a new way of experiencing games, as in the method has been around for a while, but the actual usability alone and then when considering price, it made it not plausible before now.
now vs then interview with emagin, talks about the z800 specifically and the advances since it's reign of the market.