Just in case somebody didn't know, you can use Quest 2 without a Facebook account and you can get most of the games for free. It's slightly fussy to do the initial setup, but then you don't have to take any extra actions.
I don't own a Quest myself, but I read that this is only temporary.
Facebook allows you at the beginning to use the headset without an account, but after some time it forces you to connect to a Facebook account - otherwise the headset stops working.
You're not entirely wrong but missing important details. When the first Quest released the Quest user accounts were entirely seperate from Facebook and they even promised never to merge accounts with their social media. Then some smoothbrain suits decided to go back on that promise and forced a Facebook social media account to every new customer. The old customers who still had a seperate Quest user account got a "grace" period until somewhen 2023 when their old account will get forcefully merged into a Facebook account also. This started a legal battle between Germany and Facebook since we have a consumer protection law against this kind of shit. It is the reason Facebook does not sell the Quest2 in Germany.
It is also the reason people go so hard on Facebook. The backlash was so big that now they are again doing a 180 and promised to enable decoupling Quest and Facebook accounts somewhere later this year (they claim it is a complicating process and needs some time to get done). There are already users who successfully got decoupled from Facebook by pestering tech support.
Yes, but where "am I not entirely wrong"?
Even from the things you wrote, at this moment of time, I am "absolutely right".
Furthermore, I already knew all the facts of your first paragraph. So where are the "important details I am missing"?
The only new thing for me is the promise of Facebook, to severe the account somewhere in the future - but not now!
And from what you are admitting yourself, promises from Facebook are worth shit. Even if they will follow up on this and decouple the accounts, it will only be temporary until the next "change"