Very true.Most of us have done the same in terms of stocking up on parts. I have a ton of spare parts and even "spare rifles" if you will.
A lot of the people that left the platform did so b/c RA doesn't appear to be a stable company and frankly, the owner has said a lot to damage the brand. Again, without Canadian laws that restrict just about everything else, RA likely wouldn't survive. In a world of ARs that are $400 (and very good ones are $8-1100), an $1800 rifle had better deliver something extraordinary versus its competitors. While I think it is in terms of design (not really accuracy though)....many do not. To be fair though....the XCR competes more against other top tier ARs or "next gen" platforms like the SCAR, ACR, MCX and Bren....and they are priced close to if not a little more than the XCR. With the current climate of cheap AR prices though....I wonder how well any of these are doing now comparatively. With the drop in demand and lower prices, it doesn't appear they are moving much inventory.
Most people dropping the platform have gone back to the AR....though people drawn to it are often AK guys (due to the simplicity and similar bolt/piston design) and probably go back....at least that's what's been said by those who visit after an absence.