I have the PSVR bundle on pre order. I was barely justifying the $499 cost because it was going to be the OPTIMAL console VR experience. Now I find out that I will get the second string console experience because I have no plans to upgrade to a PS4K. $499 for a lesser experience is too expensive for me.
If Nintendo knocks my socks off at E3 I will probably cancel the PSVR and pre order the NX.
It is/will be the exact same "experience" that you wanted before. This is like saying:
"I really liked this restaurant. But now a fancier restaurant is next door (which I can't afford), so I won't go to my favorite restaurant anymore." (although nothing changed there)
As if you don't actually compare about the experience itself at all, but only the "ranking" of that experience, that you aren't "below somebody/thing else".
Why not just wear a Burger King crown and call yourself King of Master Race? Nobody will dispute your position.
How can you be sure it will be the exact same experience?
To me, releasing the NEO shows that Sony isn't all that comitted to PSVR after all. If they were, they would release a slim with a dedicated VR port that can be bundled with the glasses for a reasonable price. Now (according to rumors still) Sony is more focussed on keeping the price up to sell premium versions of games. What does that mean for PSVR. Since the userbase for PSVR starts at zero regardless, which version will be better supported. It's already a new way to make games, so how is splitting it over 2 hardware specs going to affect the quality.
It's not about being able to afford it, it's more that the rumors make it seem PSVR is headed to PS Move level of comittment instead of trying to make it a big success. A side business, instead of the next big thing.
I was very excited about Sony backing VR, yet now I'm not so sure. Definitely not $499 sure anymore.