None of your points really concern me at all, to be honest. It’s not like we’re “holding out” considering we’re getting loaner units. The 8K is basically a non-starter due to the display type and hardware up-scaling nonsense.
As for GPU hardware, I never understood this complaint. Not every game is ultra-demanding, and I personally don’t actually have any motion sickness due to frame drops or anything else in VR. My computer runs Sairento fine at enough supersampling to be higher pixelcount than the 8K-X has at a reasonable framerate as-is, so why would I worry? Not to mention eventually new GPUs will come out, it’s not like the 2080ti is the end of the road, eventually we’ll get a 3080ti, a 4080ti, and so forth, in the future that will be able to power the headset better. Even if it doesn’t run at an acceptable framerate for a given game, you can still just undersample to get it to run and you still come out ahead of a lower res headset. In regards to SLI, it’s not even a thought in my mind with how awful it’s support/performance has historically been.
The lens distortion thing has always been somewhat amusing to me, because it’s something I’ve been accustomed to through having to wear glasses in my day-to-day life, and isn’t really an issue for me unlike normie-vision folks having to adjust to optical oddities from lenses.
The only thing that concerned me was the 8K-X using the wonky 8K panels, but in the Thanksgiving AMA thread, the Pimax team talked about how they’re still looking into what panels to use for the 8K-X anyway, which would imply it’s not going to be the same.