Well, assuming an R equivalent of 7D isn't coming.To your last paragraph - not unless there is 7D III or M5 II coming. Which, most probably, don't. Those who want to upgrade from either the 7DII or the M5, are losing some features. And without those features being replaced, OP has the right to call it whatever, even the crippling.
There is a panning SCN mode; not sure yet if it's available in other modes.Notable things from the spec sheet/brochure, aside from those we already know from previous leaks: panning assist in OVF shooting w/ certain lenses, DPAF in 4K, -5EV AF in LV, 5481 AF pts. in LV.
I wouldn't be surprised if less than 1% of all 80D owners have ever used the 24p mode.I have to admit, the missing 24p is baffling. It simply cannot be to protect the cinema line. There are so many other features that distinguish and separate Canon's cinema cameras. What is Canon thinking when it comes to 24p? Are they thinking it will push people to the R?