VR is one of those things where “seeing is believing.”
For $400 one can get a HMD that’s perfectly suitable for flight sim and yes, next gen HW will improve performance on the margins (wider FOV, higher resolution, larger focal sweet spot) but again, unless experienced, it’s hard to accept how good the 1st gen consumer model is—supersample tendering in full 3D...
I’ve tried 3D goggles in the past and have a nice 4k tv with trackIR, but VR is without a doubt a more immersive and realistic way to enjoy flying airplanes like the PMDG tubeliners (and helicopters, fighters, etc.). Can’t read and program the FMC in VR? Well, I need to lean forward towards it, just like one would do in the real cockpit.
Trying VR with new or 2nd hand HW is getting cheaper so if one already has capable HW (CPU, gfx card), it’s definitely a good time to give it a try. I got my OR CV1 few months ago half expecting to return it to Best Buy after getting disappointed with 1st gen HW but once I “sat” inside the PMDG 744, I became a true believer in VR.
Seeing is believing. Life is short.