Ray Tracing gets bad pressure because people have AMD stocks and make money if AMD do well. Reviews are still focusing on raster and ignoring maximum settings with RT to make AMD cards seems faster and better than they are. Really the RX 7900XTX is close to the RTX 3090 in performance in more games. In Portal RTX a RTX 3090 is far faster than a RX 7900XTX. This is why raster is focused on when its a dead end and is replaced by RT. Most new games and remasters of old game will involve Ray Tracing/path tracing. AMD are far behind in performance. Cards should be focused on RT and AI upscaling. AMD is focused on raster, thus performance will suck as new games appear. That's why RT is played down and made to look unimportant. Meanwhile RT performance is all you should care about and AI upscaling performance. Raster is legacy, that a card gets 255 and not 240 fps has no logical point on monitors that are 144hz. Meanwhile a card that gets 30-50%+ less performance in RT is a really big deal as this means you can't get a decent frame rate with AI upscaling.
This makes lots of sense, as much as I would like to disagree, Ai upscaling and RT is the future. Probably because its cheaper than making expensive hardware.