I was astounded by Google VR. I think this is relevant:
I spent a lot of time in Tokyo looking at how enormous it is and flying down into the parks and looking at the weird blobby tree shapes. Then I went and investigated an island off the coast of Yemen. It’s super cool.
The best things in VR at the moment are the artistic tools imo. Performances are also super neat. The Cirque Soleil stuff is great, but there aren’t many stereoscopic performances yet. I find it strange that I can’t watch EXO in concert yet or see an opera.
As far as cost goes, VR is accessible to anyone who buys a Samsung S6 or above. I know that is still an expense but that is a huge amount of folks who aren’t “enthusiasts”. Samsung VR is very impressive imo.
VR will be mainstream as soon as Apple starts marketing it.