Even Microsoft's c#(managed) has dropped XNA support which says they agree.
Doesn't mean they agree, just that XNA has run its course and something new is coming.
As for the question at hand, you can just do text output to see what's happening and then add the graphics later.
I personally prefer just using place holder art, even along the lines of colored rectangles sized properly, as mentioned earlier.
If you are gonna say that it doesn't mean they agree, then you can't say something new is coming, since microsoft hasn't officially said that either. Which was the only evidence you presented to support your claim.