I think this is the right path.
If the R5 is as stellar as the marketing shows it to be it will be interesting to see how many R users become disappointed with the R. If so then Canon will have to keep the R5/R6 pricing far above the R price or the R will be dead. And just imagine how many R bodies are on the shelves right now.
Another interesting point will be seeing how well or not well the R5/R6 perform with EF glass only. Of course, everything we are seeing is based on RF glass and that super fast body/lens communication he mentioned. I could see myself buying an R5 but no way could I ever change out all my glass.
I’m actually a little disappointed that they cut the R6 resolution down to just 20mp compared to the R’s 30mp. I get that’s it helps for low light and the R6 packs a lot of other features in, but I am not sure I consider it a good trade off.
I don’t do video, never been a “Must have 2 card slots” fanatic and as good as the R is everywhere else, that really only leaves new AF system to distinguish it for me.
I’ve already jumped on the RF lens train. Luckily I wasn’t too invested with EF L lenses, only a 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II I bought used and a 100-400mm II along with 2x 1.4x extenders that I will need to sell. I have a couple other EF’s I’ll keep (100mm f/2.8L, 11-24mm f/4L) and a Tamron 85mm f/1.8. The rest of my EF lenses were Tamron or Sigma and are already gone.
At this point I have the RF 35mm, 28-70mm f/2L, 24-240mm, and 70-200mm F/2.8L. The RF 100-500mm will round the RF kit out well. Undecided if I will get an RF extender at this point.