Agreed!Well very few people can afford R5 or R3 cameras so if Canon doesn't give them more affordable options , Sony,Nikon and Fujifilm will be happy to sell them something .
Canon and all the other companies need to give the customers want they want if they want to maximise sales and the more affordable options will sell in much bigger numbers than the expensive cameras like R5s , R3s and A1s.
An R7 camera based on the R6 with a new aps-c sensor and priced similar to the R6 or a bit lower would cost very little to develop and far outsell the R5 which only the wealthiest enthusiasts can afford and it's not taking away sales of the R5 as these buyers simply won't buy the R5 anyway as it's more than what they're prepared to spend.
Really how many hobbyists will spend USD $3,900 on a camera body and then thousands more on lenses ?
It's pretty hard to make a living as a pro these days too and not many of them can afford to update their perfectly good DSLRs.
Toyota is happy to sell Corollas and doesn't worry about hurting it's Lexus sales.
Smartphones have taken the really budget market away but enthusiasts and some pros still want to buy the medium priced gear.
There is indeed a huge gap (price and features) between the RP/R models and the R6/5 types.
Entering the Canon RF cosmos with little money isn't easy, if you're looking for a "modern" camera, the EOS R having received so much undeserved hate from youtubers and other self-declared specialists. (I still pretty much enjoy mine...)
That's why I'd expect an "entrance"model which will-could? satisfy the "online-experts" and the amateurs on a low budget.