They solved the shortage, I don't see how anyone is getting screwed.
Buying a panel over the internet is risky, but picking one up at a brick & mortar store allows you to crack the box and check the monitor out (Best Buy allowed me to anyway, and even gave me an open box deal after I was done).
It shouldn't be risky it should be that if there is no stock of the superior S panel and you have to get an A one which is sold under a different name so you get the cheaper price and you KNOW what is going on.
Samsung is even labelling A panels with S to decieve consumers (see link).
If you buy a mercedes because every review is raving about how great the engine is and you recieve one with a Hyundai engine that is inferior but you still pay the full price, would you be ok with it?