I strongly disagree - you do remember the V5 fiasko, don’t you ? Somebody thought it was okay to show up at ECS with that device in its then-current state.
The issue is, if you work with such hardware all the time, you get blind for certain flaws, because your brain has learnt to filter them out. So do not expect their dev team to notice all flaws.
Getting decent testers from their city would of course make access, communication etc. much easier, and I hope they are dong that too. But then again, perhaps there are cultural differences in how one uses such HMD, what one considers to be acceptable in terms of flaws, and in that sense I like the idea of e.g. Youtubers to get their hands on it. If somebody like Tested, Sweviver or Linus have their say, I have an idea of what to expect from them and how to view it. And I know their use of & expectation towards VR is similar to mine. I would not be as sure of that if it were a Chinese Youtuber, in the same vein a Chinese backer might not be as sure about Sweviver’s considerations…
Bottom-line: as Pimax are enthusiastic but not exactly the most professional bunch around in terms of QA, I really appreciate the outside view on the product before getting it shipped.