Walther still makes the P99AS and they have said they have no intention of discontinuing it anytime in the foreseable future.
The PPX is what it is - an entry-level semi-automatic similar to the S&W Sigma/SD-series, Sig P250, or Ruger P95.
Fair enough, Fishbed. And Walther may have something good to offer with the PPX in that price point.
My feeling is that I want to see more P99 quality guns and less P95/Sigma quality guns. They each have their place and purpose, not saying the lower price point is worthless by any means.