Also, im pretty angry Xianghua is gone, but im even more pissed she was replaced by her daughter, who has the most ridiculous outfit i've seen on a female in a while. It tries to be cute, but really just looks like she's fighting in a giant diaper. These developers REALLY need to stop letting random people do outfits for their fighting games...like, i don't even want to main her anymore. But that's okay, because the new main character and the dark guy who fights with the ghost are actually cool looking characters, who i'd actually main this time around.
Leixia is *good* though, she's my main. She's sliiiightly slower than Xianghua was but she's a bit stronger, seems to have more range, and her combos string together really well. She has a lot of great knockups, low attacks, kicks, and she has Xianghua's fast unblockable sword swipe. Worth a shot if you were a Xianghua fan, though you'll need to re-learn a few things.
Also, check out her alternate outfit, I believe it's a Xianghua throwback.