It probably depends how Navi 22 ultimately ends up getting binned. We can probably expect at least 3 models, similar to Navi 21. A 6700 (non-XT) and a 6600 (with the possibility of an XT varient as well) seem most likely. Navi 21 probably covers the 6500 XT and below.RX 6700XT's MSRP is $479. So how likely is that any variant of N23 will cost less than $299?
Most gamers are not willing to spend $300 or more on a graphic card.
In a normal year, Navi 21 probably has something at $250 or below, but this is not a normal year. It frankly doesn't matter if gamers aren't willing to spend $300 because someone else will. In fact they'll spend $600 on a card that shouldn't cost more than $300. Until that changes there isn't much of a reason to offer a mind-blowing entry level price. Honestly it would just make the inability to get the card hurt that much more.