Hardly. I mean that theres other cards that do just as well or better for cheaper or to be found for free.
If they did this with the 250X and 260X a 9800GS or GX2 would have wiped the floor with them and those are 20 dollars.
Come on guys this isn’t that crazy. If it was a mixup in manufacturing that happens, if they’re clearing old stock of chips oh well people can learn to overclock. Getting mad over 5-10% of performance isn’t worth the effort. Is it scummy? Not really, not to me. Theres better things to get flustered and triggered over, such as Net Neutrality not existing in a week and panic downloading your favorite youtube channels (like I’m doing right now).
Focus your efforts on something worth while right now, this is tiny bullshit.