I know, that is why I put my order in months before they officially announced it being discontinued. I think the clue was when they announced that sudden price drop and it felt like a fire sale to sell off their remaining stock to make way for the new (Digitakt).
I might have even been tipped off by you or someone in this very thread.
I'm getting on fine with the Machinedrum. I've really started to get into it over the past month or two. It is an awesome machine. I didn't get the UW version though which I sort of regret but then they announced the Digitakt soon after which will have all of the sampling I need.
I figure the price I paid for the Machinedrum plus the price of a Digitakt is about the same as what the Machinedrum's were going for originally.