Still easy is not free. Saying that customers will switch from 7nm to 6nm mean they make new products on 6nm, not that old products are shifted for 6nm production unless amounts are huge. I heavily doubt AMD will make anything on 6mm that they make on 7nm. So far every AMD 6nm product is something new they didn't make on 7nm.Yes, there is some minor work required, but the engineering and costs involved are minimal. The 7nm design can be used almost as is, with a simple conversion process that requires minimal work, according to https://www.angstronomics.com/p/ps5-refresh-oberon-plus and https://www.anandtech.com/show/14290/tsmc-most-7nm-clients-will-transit-to-6nm. TSMC itself seems to think that involved work and costs are so low that almost everyone will move from 7nm to 6nm.
Regarding die size reduction: as PS5 example shows and TSMC itself advertises, moving a design from N7 to N6 can reduce die size by 15%, so no, it's far from zero. 15% smaller dies gives you around 18% more dies per wafer. N6 manufacturing is actually slightly less complicated and uses only one more EUV layer, while reusing the same fabs and tools, so any wafer cost increase is probably minimal. Due to increased dies per wafer, cost per die is almost certainly lower, otherwise Sony would have no reason to migrate PS5 to 6nm without changing the overall design in any way.
So, yeah, it isn't free lunch, but it's an easy and cheap way to reduce manufacturing costs and reduce power usage slightly, which is why a lot of TSMC clients migrated to it.
As for GPU shortage, AMD didn't have quick solution using 6nm for existing products. Only chance was to do something designed for that. 6500XT was only option.