I think the R7 will be quite expensive, probably similar to the R6 or a bit lessI disagree. All they need to sell a ton of RF APS-C cameras is to bundle it with a 15-55mm zoom as a kit lens. Most photography beginners buy an APS-C camera with a kit lens, and then maybe buy a nifty fifty for low-light. RF mount already have the RF35mm f/1.8 IS for $449 & RF85mm f/2 Macro IS for $599, both with 1:2 macro capability that makes them very versatile. We already heard many rumors about cheaper lenses coming to the RF-line.
It’s not aimed at beginners but people who want a high performance camera for wildlife especially birders like me and I’d happily pay about the same as a R6 for one