While you're not wrong per se, I would point out that every day there are deals on XPS and Omen PC's with 1660 ti/supers for ~$700. I just bought an HP Pavillion with Zen 2 and 1650 Super for $440 shipped. You can absolutely game on these setups.There are so many people right now who want to build a gaming rig and can't. This is absolutely hurting the industry.
There are still regularly deals with Turing GPUs and more capable all around specs around the $1k to $1,200 range.
If that seems really expensive, well only relative to prices that were really low in the last few years.
If you aren't a snob about gaming and willing to buy a rig, you can absolutely PC game right now.
Heck, a couple weeks back you could get a XPS Dell with 5700xt for ~$800. I literally just got a cash offer for my card @ $780. IDK wtf is going on some days.
That doesn't even cover the decent gaming laptops (I find this ludicrous, because I don't think comet lake + ampere is a great way to get your gaming on in a tiny form factor but what do I know) that are constantly available.
The only PC gamers that are pinched, really, are builders. I don't think we are even close to the majority of PC gamers.