Intel is back at the top end but it has neglected the bread and butter. The 11th Gen did not have any i3s and it looks like the 12th Gen is heading the same way. So those budget users will be stuck on 10th Gen processors for the foreseeable future.
Yeah this has been somewhat annoying on both fronts as AMD's commitment to the lower end has been sparse as well. No 4c8t Zen+, scarce 4c8t Zen2, no 4c8t Zen3. Intel at least has decent and available 4c8t 10th Gen but previous 2 gens were 4c4t, no 11th gen 4c8t, and no leaks of 12th gen 4c8t.
So a single choice of decently available and priced 4c8t for the past 3+ years. Bleah.