I really like the USB AVRs but the only issue I have is that they are not available in DIP format. For various reasons I won't get in to DIP is preferable to TQFP.
Ruling out PICs for the moment what alternatives are there? It seems like PICs have the market to themselves. There are the ST7 series which are available SOT packages but little else.
I really wish Atmel would do a DIP package USB AVR. Just one, say in a 20 pin package like the popular ATtiny2313. I know there is V-USB but it has some limitations.