Make no mistake, I love AVR's, and I use them whenever I can.
I recently found out about this 64pin tqfp ARM7 (32bit RISC you know..) based MCU with 128kB built in flash, 8k SRAM, PLL, and JTAG interface.
Maximum clock frequency: 80MHz (!)
Can you guess the price?
About $4-5 (!!!)
Sometimes life is hard...