I have the Pro and it's hands down the best HMD I have ever used. Ever.
Yes it's expensive as fuck but I'm no audiopile so the sound isn't in any way noticably worse than my OG Vive+DAS.
I do not notice godrays any more than I do on my OG Vive.
The resolution increase might not be that much looking at just the specs - for me the step up passed a signficant threshold to where it immensely increases immersion for me.
And the single biggest and most significant improvement is comfort - I can now play until I'm actually physically exhausted rather than from a splitting headache.
I'm guessing most 'VR-enthusiasts' are shitting on this HMD because those improvements mentioned don't justify the price tag in realtion to their willingness to spend. This doesn't apply for me and I don't choose HMDs by 'either/or' but rather 'which one first'.