Re: Hello Foot, meet Mr Shotgun...
+1+1+1 Exactly this.
I have a Quest not because it is the best device but because it is untethered, it has a good range of games and it is a great way to introduce others to VR. Having been interested in VR research since university (VPL Eyephones and hacking Nintendo Powergloves - good old days), the Quest provided a way to show what it is all about without a requirement for a high end gaming rig to drive it.
VR gamers and developers are generally tech nerds and enjoy something different. They are not your normal, mainstream gamer who will try it and get bored shortly afterwards. Over the last year I have noted the emergence and expansion of the so called social aspects - VR theatre, VR spaces to meet other avatars... Knowing that most geek types are an anti-social bunch this always seemed a bit odd but now it makes sense.
The problem is that the general public do not really want VR headsets so pushing Oculus at normal Facebook types is unlikely to get much traction. There is no killer game for VR to draw new players in and there is certainly no killer game for Quest 2 as it uses the current Quest titles. Oculus will probably push out updates for the Quest 2 as they did for the Quest so it will improve but why will someone not already interested in VR buy it?
Equally, a lot of VR nerds do not want Facebook - These are teccy types like your average El Reg reader so social media consists of forums not Facebook. While Oculus was separate from Facebook there was a grudging acceptance but that has stopped now.
So they are upsetting their core (including developers) in an attempt to push a £300 VR headset onto people who do not want it. I can't see this working out well for anyone.
Props to the guys that have worked out a jailbreak! VR has always been the playground of hackers, long may it continue to be so.