One step closer but irrelevant if pricing of the EOS R stays the same. Based on the specs the EOS R is more of a $1600 camera.
All depends on what you consider important. Had a chance to pick up and look through the EVF on the Nikon Z6 and Sony a7III. Neither one comes close to the EVF on the Canon R. (The Nikon EVF was especially dull and dark). I consider the sensor protective curtain to be an important addition to the R that the others don't have. The fully articulating screen even more so. The R has the best ergonomics as well and, yes, the best touch screen functionality, too. I would definitely consider all of these things, along with the usual top of the class Canon color, to easily be worth an extra $200-400.