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I think the point is pretty clear: We can point to the flaws of all 5000 series overall and the flaws of the 5600g as an SKU in particular.You don't seem so sure about this...
There was a change since now all nonx SKUs include graphics. It might not be here to stay, it might be just something they'll keep since they now have the ability to do so, I really don't know.
But overall the 5600G as an SKU serves the exact same function the 3600 did for it's generation: It's a cheaper version of the X variant that retains the basic configuration of 6 cores and 12 threads with a trade off in performance.
That's it really. The SKU that actually did disappeared altogether was the 3400 but there are more significant differences: that chip was a 4/8 core chip, not a 6/12. That SKU did go away on Ryzen 5000 along with all Ryzen 3 SKUs.
But if you say "Oh I wanted a cheaper 6/12 core part that's a more bang-for-the-buck and AMD did not do that" then that's not accurate: They did give you exactly that: 6/12 cores that has slightly worst performance but a lower price. It might have failed at living up to the value proposition of the 3600 you could make that point (I disagree, but you could make it) but the chips exist.