I agree that current 3D media is somewhat lacking but it's far from a gimmick. Some people lack the depth perception to appreciate the experience of immersion. I remember being blown away when I looked through a ViewMaster 20 years ago and then again with MagicEye books and more recently with true 3D games and the right setup. One day technology will catch up, we have two eyes and this ability to judge distances for a reason as with our ability to determine colour.
I've demoed the consumer 3D cameras and TVs with battery operated shutter glasses and find it far superior to the experience offered by disposable polarized glasses offered in cinemas. Unfortunately 3D media, even the blockbuster movies shot in 3D, seem limited to 'plains' of dimension and obvious shortcuts have been taken when adding special effects.
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