Typical Sun (now Oracle)
When it was Sun, they did the same kind of stuff. You'd buy something big, it would deprecated QUICKLY and they'd force you to buy the next big thing.
With that said, I think that Oracle hates bad publicity... so if they regard this as being too well read... they'll probably end up giving you (gratis) the next version of the unit... or somehow make everything "ok" by some other means.
But... Oracle isn't known for their friendliness... so we'll see.