Canon has never made a bad FF body, but a poor driver can make a Porsche a horrible car with your logic I guess.
Defending Canon move to keep on polishing a turd with a lower tier EOS R model because of sales is like Sony users defending Sony
Whether the RP retails for $1299 or $1599, I think Canon might try to position this camera on the shelves of popular department stores like Best Buy, Walmart, Target, and so on; all of this in attempt capture the market of casual consumers who aren't photography professionals. It has the potential to become the most affordable, visible, and accessible full-frame system out there in that case. If they're clever, they'll use in-store promo material to demonstrate the sensor size comparisons to APS-C and M4/3, and show the differences in DoF along with all the other full-frame benefits that manufacturers like to tout.
$1600 might be too pricey for that market especially without a lens.
Something like M50 II with RF mount would be more ideal for those price sensitive market.