Yeah, I was hoping that it might work differently.
With most products I have had they either fail some time after the warranty or fail once and the replacement does not.
Both of the 5k+ have cracked within one month of receiving them. Others are still having this problem. So it is likely that I will exit my one year warranty with a cracked headset with at least one defect. This is despite requesting replacements.
If I RMA now they will either send me an older headset like one person on this forum that will likely crack within a few months and/or have black dots. Or send me one of the newer headsets which one person reported cracked for them.
It is unfortunate that it has taken them almost over a year to sort out the cracking. (Some people have received 5 cracked headsets) If the backer warranty ends in a year for their backers it looks like they will be given headset after headset that cracks after a couple months until eventually the year is up and Pimax says “sorry too late”.
This is one of the reasons that I can’t justify buying an 8kx or + for the backer discount price of $800 ish and really can’t recommend anyone to buy any of the headsets at full price. I have no idea of the headset will last for a full year. $600 or $1300 for a headset that has a high chance of not lasting a year is a bit much.