Then why did Nvidia respond with the Super series when Navi launched? Why did Intel drop prices when Zen 2 launched?It has nothing to with AMD or the lack of competition. High end products have been escalating all over the industry. RAM, motherboards, monitors, everything. And it's not isolated to computers as well. Point blank it makes business sense to create halo products for a fraction of your audience and deliberately price everyone else out of them, even if it's not remotely worth it. For people that can afford it, the fact that most cant justifies the value in and of itself. For people that can't afford for it, the fact that they can't justifies paying more for shittier products than they are worth.
We've just hit the point where the parts in your computer have divided themselves up like this as well. But since computers are part of the market economy, it was only a matter of time.
Ignoring competition aspects of economics is to ignore capitalism’s fundamental motivator.