I won't go too deep into detail how this fountain of knowledge is way too cheap at ~$7/mo and all that..
Imagine if you'd bought 2 x 1 year subscriptions, the second one would extend the first one. Same applies here, you bought a 1 year subscription and then halfway through you bought a lifetime subscription, only because it was a 50% discount deal, so it will take effect after your 1 year subscription is over. I don't think that is unjust.
I can understand your feelings towards the ignoring part, I've had some issues with that myself early on. But then I came to terms with it, especially after I started uploading a few short tutorials on YouTube. I know how many people contacted me on YouTube, Twitter, etc and my videos barely have any views, I can only imagine the amount of emails, messages, etc Jeffrey has to go through every single day.
Also, I think this site is such a valuable resource at such a low price and I think we should accept how it is ran. Because the alternative would be to perhaps double the price so he could hire someone to sit and answer the emails and whatnot and that would hurt the community, maybe fewer people could afford to use this resource.