I don't agree with you. My opinion is the 8K didn't perform as expected (and as marketed by pimax to raise this very successful kickstarter funding) and that's partially if not mostly due to the 4K panel not being true 4K as it is not RGB as initially planned. Then pimax realized they could achieve an even better image quality with an upgraded panel in the 5K, saving the cost and the hassle of having to deal with a hardware scaler.
I was really upset when I discovered Pimax had hidden to bakers the development of this 5K+, disclosing it at the very last moment, right before shipping were about to begin letting bakers having to rely on only 3 youtubers to decide if they should keep their 8K or switch to the 5K+.
Still it was nice to discover the KS resulted in at least one good headset with the 5K+, so as long as there was a 100$ coupon with which I could buy the base stations I kept my opinion about "how this happened" for me and accepted the tradeoff.
Now if that coupon cannot be used for base stations the 8K switch to 5K+ is not fair anymore. It is asking me to accept to pay 100$ more to be able to switch from 8K to 5K+ when 5K bakers get that switch at no additionnal cost.
We are not even talking about an additionnal cost here but money that have already been paid for funding the development of those headsets, this is 100$ more I have accepted to put off my wallet since 1 year now, for in the end getting nothing better than someone who funded 100$ less.
Sorry I can't see this being fair unless I'm not restricted to buy something I don't want to buy with the 100$ coupon. I never planned to buy anything else than base stations to complete my pledged headset. Being forced to buy something I don't want to buy (or to not use my coupon at all) makes this 100$ coupon not a valid compensation anymore for accepting to switch from my 8K to 5K+.
Not an option, the 8K doesn't fulfill the specs that initially triggered my funding.
The 5K+ is an exit door for pimax to be able to qualify the KS of real success (in term of resulting product).
And as said above I'm perfectly ok to take this door as long as the deal remains fair, which is not if I cannot use the coupon for getting the base stations.