Anyway the reason why pimax did the way pimax did it.Is to get feedback and i believe them when they say it is only for feedback.
I believe they were looking for bad feedback to fix , to make sure they cover all bugs etc before release.
It is like BETA when you give a certain amount of people access to a game, but the game is not full ready yet, the feedback that one can receive from +1000 users exceed the feedback of 3-10 testers.
And in that way it is a very very good move, that maybe we should give credit to pimax the way they did it. But because we are so short sighted in this manner we seem to miss the whole point....we humans are like the many different PC that has different builds that gonna play this beta..PC AX2 might have no problems, but PC Z265 might have big problems, this is why you make a beta in games, i think pimax did the same but for hardware, which is very unlikely, but i salute it, hopefully it happens more in the future for consumers to have a look at a beta product instead the polished one..so better improvements can be made with the feedback. 8000 eyes see more then 10 and 8000 brains can give more input then 10...
So the feedback they receive now, they will start to iron out. Devs will look into it and find a solution for every type bug/they came across from the feedback they receive.
One can ask oneself, don't they have their own testers? well sure they do, but it still better to have it tested by neutral people and critics, this way you get a better and solid view of the problems.
FOr example person A can't get seasick from prototype 5, if we assume everyone is like person A, we can have big problems at mass adoption and complaints coming in. But if we can get person A tested, and person B tested who is very sensitive to this matter, this time we get a feedback that worth to be looking at and it change perspective of what need to be fixed and what need to be better.
Not everyone has type B eyes where they are very sensitive to X, etc
so that is good to get tested by a lot of people, only some people on this forum so emotional entangled..they don't( understand why pimax does what pimax does. It takes a lot of courage to do what pimax does, and i think they know exactly what they are aiming at.
But guess what..the nitpickers see only a pc..that has a open window, a couple black curtains...they focus on all the utter BS that doesn't have anything to do with HMD but with presentation. They see eating at the stand, ugh, really sad to see how most of the people have become so vain...must be from the TV shows or something. vanity..
In the past we had great presentation from product X or Z, but when its out, its utter crap....