I'm surprised that it's taken me so long. Previously I've compared it to riding a rusty old pushbike compared to driving a supercar and other ones that didn't quite get the point across. But I was always missing the best analogy that fit properly. Well, finally I've found it and it was so bloody obvious that I'm surprised that it's taken me (or anyone else for that matter) so long to come up with. So here it is:
Playing a game on a flat screen is like watching a holiday programme on the telly on holiday destinations like Barbados. Playing a game in VR is like packing a suitcase, hopping on a plane and going on holiday to Barbados.
Why the FUCK hasn't ANYONE else come up with this?
"This you have to understand. There's only one way to hurt a man who's lost everything. Give him back something broken."
Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever