I think you underestimate the number - there were way more than seven of us Linux gamers just developing for the DK1 years back. There are over a 100 vive owners asking Valve to support Linux here: https://github.com/ValveSoftwa..., and that's just the subset of us that have github accounts and thought it would be a good idea to me-too the issue.
At any rate, it's the chicken and the egg - there can't be a huge number of Linux VR gamers until the platform is supported.
The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Politico and BuzzFeed were also excluded from the meeting, which is known as a gaggle and is less formal than the televised Q-and-A session in the White House briefing room. The gaggle was held by White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
In a brief statement defending the move, administration spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the White House "had the pool there so everyone would be represented and get an update from us today."
The pool usually includes a representative from one television network and one print outlet. In this case, four of the five major television networks — NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox News — were invited and attended the meeting, while only CNN was blocked.
And while The New York Times was kept out, conservative media organizations Breitbart News, The Washington Times and One America News Network were also allowed in.
Take an astronaut to launch.