I don't see how you're evaluating or addressing my point. Because the cameras are in a newly envisioned line and priced differently than before, earlier pricing trends no longer apply; that's true. That's in agreement with what I wrote earlier. But the original question was whether prices are going up or down. One glance at the introductory prices of the 7D and 60D suggests possible answers. Your bank balance doesn't care that the camera is "more highly specced" (relative to what came before); it takes a bigger hit all the same. Because the 50D-style feature set and pricing seems obsolete and was discontinued, there is now a price gap between the 60D and the 7D. I expect Canon to push older models, like the 7D eventually, into that gap by lowering prices, as they have done with many sub-professional lines. For now, the 50D doesn't fill this pricing gap as it merely mirrors the 60D price, at least on Canon USA's website. You *can* make some guesses about how this will affect pricing of the newest releases, which was the question.
Canon's costs may have significantly increased in creating a 7D over a 50D, if you believe that, but the fact remains that it's still more expensive than the old line was. I would be the first to agree that sometimes there's a price for progress; Canon has the right but also the requirement to orient its product lines so that people don't feel like they are over- or underpaying for the features they need and receive: Nobody wants to feel that a camera isn't good enough for what they're paying, or that they could get a better camera for slightly more money. I'm not being critical of them on this front; difficulties trying to segment the market on the difference of relatively few features may be a more controversial topic now but it's not new. The main thing I think spells trouble for Canon's move is the competition.
Anyway, the jury's still out on whether the product shift and the loss of the ~$1300 segment and splitting the difference was "good" or "bad," but one thing that seems objectively clear is that to get the same features you pay considerably more at $1600 - or considerably less at $1100 - depending on whether you head to the 7D or the 60D.