@JWales2895 thank you for your kind words!
To me it is a no brainer: anything simulation needs the highest pixel density for gauge/EFIS legibility and today there is only the G2 (and maybe in April de Decagear with same panel resolution).
If you’re mostly flying GA analogue though, I believe the Index is vastly superior for a few reasons: wider FOV and ultra precise headset tracking (much better than the G2 which is making you feel you’re head is attached with dampeners when your fps are low). The Index also provides eye relief which allows better adjustment to your vision / glasses if any.
In terms of build quality there is no question: the Index is a rock solid piece of hardware you can feel confident using, stretching (when removing it) with lots of low level control via SteamVR. On the other hand, the G2 makes creaking noises when putting it on/off, even when just adjusting it. The head strap plastic is nearly 1/4 the thickness of the Index plastic, etc…
Having both is great because you can use the G2 for simulators, the Index for intense gameplay, and in both cases use the Knuckles controllers. Some don’t like it but to me these are the best controllers on the market today. You hand fits naturally, your gestures fit naturally as well, and when playing HLA these is no alternative. In addition, the controller tracking is just excellent. As a matter of fact, both head and controller tracking is so precise you can perceive the small changes of positions due to your blood pressure and heart beats!
Besides I’m not too attracted to the Pimax because of the alleged build quality and support issues (no need to fill this discussion with “Pimax is great”, I know it is for many aspects, but there is so much you can do when you already have 2 headsets that for now I don’t really have room for 3).
The ideal consumer headset to me would just be the Index with the G2 panels. Otherwise there is the Varjo…