Well it doesn't sound like Valve twisted their arm. But it also doesn't sound like they were outright bought for insane amounts of cash like EA did with Respawn either.
Well aren't both those things a good thing? The way you said it sounded negative but both of those sound positive to me.
The releases of their games on consoles are also still scheduled so I don't see much wrong so far.
Twisting my arm to force me to join you?, I can't think of it being good tbh. I mean, try applying it to anything and you'll see the results for yourself.
The sack of money can be good, but in turn you lose on what you own.
Take a look at Respawn. They had a hard time with Acti, they left them and wanted to be "independent", but they ended up going for EA's sack of cash and well now they aren't 100% independent.
The release schedules were never really going to change. I can't think of a time when a PC publisher had bought a studio and made in dev games exclusive to the PC, though I have seem said games acquired from PC and then cancelled (like when Riot Games bought out the studio behind the PC exclusive Rising Thunder, which was then promptly cancelled).
Also, Valve has released it's games on consoles before, so they aren't exactly like the big 3, where they lock theirs up.