Would I be mad to move from the A7RII to A7IV?

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Would I be mad to move from the A7RII to A7IV?

The A7R was my first mirrorless, then I quickly moved up to the A7RII. I skipped the A7RIII because it felt more like an incremental upgrade. The A7RIV was tempting, but I ended up holding back because I felt I didn't need all those megapixels (even though I now have the hardware to deal with it). So the A7IV comes along and I'm in a quandary. My A7RII is feeling long in the tooth, and the A7IV would be a massive step up in terms of AF, menus, rear LCD, handling, etc etc., but I'd be giving up those megapixels. I don't print large, so I don't have a rational argument for this concern, but I do enjoy pixel-peeping ... I still get a 'wow factor' from seeing the detail the A7RII can pick up.

Anyone else considering this move? Any chance I'd be disappointed?

Re my primary use: before the pandemic, it was mostly travel -- I live in SE Asia, so there are lots of interesting places a short plane ride away. But with all the travel restrictions in place, it's mostly casual portraiture (meaning my wife, as in the shots here). Waiting for things to open up again...

Thanks

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