That’s exactly what i mean. And being a reviewer, you have an responsibility to get in-deep with the product before you post content. Otherwise you are risking to influence your audience with improper information.
If the first impression is based on improper setup from start or lack of knowledge, it will never be a good impression. You can make the Pimax look like shit by changing FOV without restarting SteamVR, which gives u kind of a double/mirrored image in the peripherals (going from normal or small to large fov especially).
Also a proper IPD number makes a huge difference.
I think we had dozens of backers on the meetups screamimg “DISTORTION!!” until I told them to adjust the IPD. A few seconds later it was a “WOW” moment
Also having the SteamVR supersampling on auto with a PC with anything slower than a 1080Ti will result in a poor image quality because the SS is most likely auto set to 20-40% for better performance.
There are many factors that can totally kill the first impression. But as am influencer or reviewer you have the responsibility to do some research in advance, at least if u have a couple of hours to test - and not only 15 minutes on an VR show or exhibition.