One has to presume that you haven't been to Europe, or China or India or Japan? I could go on.
The second largest TLD is .de, German businesses generally only opt for .com if their .de is not available or when they're launching a global site with a substantial US presence.
Invaribly they also register regional TLD's such as .it, .co.uk, .fr etc, this could be one of the reasons why Germany registered so many .eu names so that they can lauch a pan-European site each with their own language sub-section.
Certainly I am placing a lot of focus on our new .eu sites several of which are already appearing on the first pages of the SERPs.