Bethesda Game Studios is great. The publishing division though, Bethesda Softworks, and it's parent company ZeniMax, have been getting progressively worse and worse for about a decade.
-First there was the attempted hostile takeover of Human Head Studios and successful hostile takeover of Arkane, where Bethesda/ZeniMax purposefully pushed forward development milestones so that Human Head and Arkane couldn't meet them in time and therefore wouldn't get paid, so that the studios would be in a poor financial situation and therefor more open to being bought by ZeniMax. Arkane ended up caving in a let themselves be bought, but Human Head resisted and Prey 2 ended up being cancelled as a result.
-Next came the Obsidian Entertainment incident, where Bethesda/ZeniMax put a clause in the contract for Fallout: New Vegas that said that Obsidian wouldn't be paid a substantial bonus if the game failed to meta over a certain score, a score which Obsidian had no hope of hitting since Bethesda made them release it before it was ready, when the game was still a buggy mess.
-Next came Bethesda trying to sue Mojang for their game "Scrolls" claiming that the title was too similar to "Elder Scrolls" and therefore infringed on their Elder Scrolls trademark.
-Then there was the paid mod mess, where Bethesda tried to charge for mods which had been free before, and then took a bigger chunk of the mod sales profits than the actual developer of the mod got.
-Then Bethesda made the decision to not send out review copies of their games before release, in an attempt to dupe early adopters into buying their games before they know rather or not they're good.
I'm sure there are more controversies than just those, those are the ones I can remember off the top of my head. And now this latest controversy.