Right now, comments on this article are 100% Anonymous Cowards, who all agree this is dumb and won't go anwhere
Looking back at least one of them wasn't.
And that's pretty much par for the course here - people dumping on random consumer tech, websites, every company in software, VR, robotics, AI, self-driving cars.
For all I know those doing the dumping have a point or maybe they don't but it doesn't matter because the assumption made is dumping must be bad or there can be nothing systemically wrong with the current market resulting in reflection of disproportionately negative opinions.
I think VR is going to be big. We bought an Oculus DK2 a while back, and people are blown away by it, despite it being flakey, being a generation behind in hardware, and there being essentially no professional content.
Having tried at a friends it IS a lot of fun. The experience was enough to preorder CV1 where I likely would not have been willing to shell out close to $700 otherwise.
I see these very same 3D/fad/worthless comments from VR skeptics everywhere including on Oculus's website. PL has acknowledged the issue himself in various interviews. They plan on pushing to make opportunities for people to try it for themselves because they fully recognize it is really the only way to get people to understand what it's about. It can't effectively be shown on a display or explained otherwise.
Maybe I'm wrong and VR won't go anywhere, but it's sad that Slashdot has become so blase about technology and the future.