@Phattso No, I care, I just think that getting the dev version of experimental hardware is a little presumptuous. Unless you're a dev and have a team of coders to take advantage of it. I am a 3D asset dev and this would be a great tool for modeling, and I have a team of coders, but we're not touching it until it becomes more concrete.
And Carmack's endorsement means nothing to me; he's backed some right shit in his time.
Presumptuous of what? If all it ever does is play Doom 3 with head tracking it will have satisfied my main reason for getting it. It's entirely childhood wish fulfillment territory, it's an entirely frivolous purchase.
This first run really is for content makers, not content consumers. But I don't care - it's enough for me. I just want to be part of it, even if only in a small way.
That said, I've been meaning to get back into desktop game development for the longest time (after a decade in the Mobile wilderness, and not having made any games at all for the last two years) and this could well be the toy to kick my lazy arse back into action.
And I stand by my earlier assertion: Rift + Doom 3 = more fun than kinect. Therefore already better value (than what I paid for Kinect on release).
So know this, all ye negative bastards, and beware: if you shit on this, you're shitting on my dreams. MY DREAMS*! Justice will be swift. You have been warned.
* I reserve the right to maximum righteous indignation if all the early positive reports are totally wrong and it's a crock of laggy, blurry, non-immersive shit.