Understandable some would rather just upgrade their GPU. But we'll have to agree to disagree on the rest because VR *is* a platform in and of itself, not merely a peripheral. As the tech continues to improve and iterate, the headsets will become more and more wireless and self-contained. It's only in VR's infancy now that headsets are tied to a PC umbilical cord for the best experience. Eventually that goes away and it crawls, walks, then runs.I would rather put that money towards a high end GPU capable of improving the experience for my entire library of games, rather than hanging my hopes on any further high caliber AAA VR games ever being released. And your analogy is a false equivalence because VR headsets are a peripheral, they are not the gateway platform. You didn't need to buy the xbox plus a specialised peripheral to play Halo, rather you immediately gained access to the entire library without having to spend any further money on hardware. A more apt analogy is buying the Steel Battalion controller and hoping that other games would eventually take full advantage of it.
Again, Alyx is a catapult/ignition event for VR, and its contribution will help VR as a platform futureactively.