It's simply priced too high compared to competing headsets from more recognizable brands. If someone already has base stations and controllers, or needs to buy some, why wouldn't they go with the similarly-priced Valve Index? The two headsets appear to be relatively similar in terms of things like resolution, refresh rate and field of view, but I suspect the Index will have superior ergonomics and visual quality. Plus, the index has those nice over-ear speakers, while apparently headphones are not included here. The relatively small $50 price difference is also countered somewhat by the Index including a copy of Half-Life: Alyx.But keep in mind that this is for the headset only. If you don’t already have them, you’ll also need to add the cost of base stations and controllers (it supports Steam VR 2.0 and 1.0).
At this point, it is indeed buyers remorse. Pimax vastly exceeded their funding goals, and went so far as to include 6 promised funding goal extras. These were: an upgraded face cushion, an upgraded head strap with built in headphones, a cooling fan insert along with an prescription eyeglass frame insert, tobii eye tracking, 3 free pieces of content and a $100 coupon for Pimaxs' wireless box to be applied when released. The funding goals for all of these were smashed by the backers. Now Pimax says we gotta pay for eye tracking which is not tobii, we gotta pay for upgraded comfort kit (thicker foam, better nose piece, better head strap) which would likely make my HMD much more comfortable. But, I ramble. Please look up the Kickstarter debacle at your leisure. Lots of unhappy Backers. We believed we were at the forefront of next gen VR, and Pimax was gonna make it ahppen thank to the overwhelming support of the backers. Pfft.While I'm sorry your headset isn't everything you hoped, this really sounds like a case of buying expensive, not-consumer-ready, early equipment and ending up with a case of buyer's remorse.