I was an echo arena last night and I noticed an interesting phenomenon going on: major segregation according to age. There were a lot of kids in the game, which was obvious from their voices, and they were giggling and laughing and playing around and obviously having a lot of fun, but they were mainly staying in the reception area (or whatever it's called).
They were huddling around, forming trains by grabbing each other's legs, and generally goofing off, but they weren't playing any of the actual competitive games, as far as I could tell. I heard one of the older players even say "Wow, kids!" as he scurried off to another area. I even heard one of the kids saying that he enjoys waiting for newbies to coming to the game so he could pester and confuse them.
I thought this was just the general frivolous nature of being a young kid, but after thinking about it, it occurred to me that a possible reason for this is quite different: a young kid simply cannot compete with the greater hand-eye coordination of an older player. I can understand why. I'm far from a kid, and yet I went into the gaming arena and simply could not begin to keep up with some of the more skilled players there.
I enjoy the ambience and atmosphere of VR, but I'm not a natural born gamer and I never will be, no matter how much I practice. I actually prefer playing against an AI, which can be tuned to your specific skill level, rather than a random player whose skill level probably does not come close your own.
And this, I think, is the problem with multiplayer. Unless you arrange a meet up with people you know, you are not likely to get much satisfaction from playing against a random stranger.