Meade's eyepieces seem to be very popular. Their eyepieces always seem review fairly well, especially given the price point, even with the higher end models. They seem to be mostly on par with Explore Scientific and compare favorably to Televue's offerings.
Recently, there was basically a fire sale on the 5.5 and 8.8 of the UWA 82 line. There are only 4 models in the "new" UWA 82 lineup, where there used to be 7 or 8. The MWA 100 only has 4 models. The SWA 68 line is dead. The HD60 range is the only one that seems to still have a complete range of eyepieces. It feels like Meade is shifting their business away from visual to AP.
I know Meade was having some financial troubles in the late 2000s and reading about the possible buyouts, shifting manufacturers ,and divergence between the North America and European divisions of Meade read like an episode of Game of Thrones.
Compared to their competitors, Meade's eyepiece offerings seem to be very anemic.