I too prefer cloth over leather or other types of synthetic upholsteries striving to mimic natural hides, but regretably if I were to buy a luxury car I don't even have the choice. It does appear that leather has vanquished cloth in the all-important battle of public preception. Even mainstream brands routinely relegate cloth upholstery to lower trim-levels, while top drawer models are usually leather exclusive. It's a sign of the times when an $18,000 Sonic LTZ can only be had with fake leather, while the cheaper models get by with cloth seats.
Wasn't always like this. Back in the 70's and 80's, Cadillac and Lincoln customers were offered a wide variety of choices in cloth or leather, (Medici Velour anyone?) and Mercedes offered the option, rarely seen stateside, of finely woven velour. So what happened? Why did things change? A car is not luxurious simply because it has leather seats.