Not only is this topic been done to death, it was done to death *months* ago.
There's lots of reasons why this was perfectly fair, ranging from you of your own free will felt that $35 was a fair price to pay for the 256 model of the Pi, so there's no reason to call foul now that we get more for the same price due to the popularity of the pi (something which has far exceeded anyone's expectations), to the RPF as a private charity is under no obligation to discuss any of its business decisions with anyone not affiliated with the RPF, to the fact that in professional business transactions you are bound to agreed upon nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) which would in all likelihood prevent you from telling people you're about to release something big so don't buy the rest of the stock of the old model (which would have just been sent out before the 512MB boards thereby defeating the whole purpose of waiting)... and well the list goes on.
@James from look through his old posts I believe he got a pi in June and may be just finding out about the 512 boards?
Regardless, this thread *literally* was done to death months ago and is just flame bait now. I appreciate any feelings of frustration, but such is life