I have to disagree even more then.
If you are into art and aesthetics, it is the pinnacle of foolishness to simply disregard older pieces of art simply because they were made with more limited tools. Simpler, more blocky, or stylized artwork isn’t worse than bleeding edge, computer melting, realistic graphics, in fact it can be better, even without virtual reality. Team Fortress 2 and Minecraft are testament to that, and both still look amazing in virtual reality, as does Half-Life 2.
Not many people saw the potential of movies or computers when they were fledgling and simply called them ‘fads’, but it was there regardless. I have used virtual reality with the Oculus Rift Developer Kit 2 and have experienced ‘presence’ first hand. I have felt like I was standing on the engineering deck of the Enterprise D and was shocked when I tried to point at something, only to find I didn’t have an arm. This is from technology only after two years of development and will be seeing the third year’s fruit hopefully at GDC 2015 soon.
I could give less what a ‘salesperson’ says, but to actually be able to walk around in a virtual space, to reach out and touch and work inside a virtual world has been the dream of computers for almost 30 years. It is as much a ‘fad’ as your computer is. I can run a dozen virtual monitors in VR while you are limited to a few, or even have my desk in orbit of an alien world while I work.
If you ever get the chance, actually try the Oculus Rift DK2 or later using some of the demos I recommended before your assume you know it. Words cannot describe the experience, like words cannot describe the color red to a blind man.