I was surfing around www.microchip.com looking for some application notes and I happened to click on the Parametric Search link. The heading of the page suggests that only "New/Popular" devices are shown:
When I went to select a device in the XMEGA-C series, I couldn't find one in the "Product" column. In fact, there are only two XMEGAs listed: the ATxmega16A4U and ATxmega32D4. And because neither of these is "new" one is left to conclude they are the only two "popular" XMEGA devices. There aren't all that many MEGA and TINY devices either, but lots and lots of SAMs and, of course, lots of PICs. I knew this was coming I guess, but didn't expect it so soon.
I am considering starting a a campaign to save the XMEGA here in The States. Maybe I'll use "Make XMEGA Great Again!" for a campaign slogan..?
 Where "popular" means "Microchip would prefer you purchase these ones."
* Tightened up the thread title. Ross *