I don't think you can quantify how much damage this whole morass has done to both the Skyrim community and Valve's reputation, though. Even if Valve wins out and paid mods become the norm, I have a feeling this whole mess is going to haunt Steam for a while. It'll linger, the way people still bring up when Call of Duty ditched dedicated servers, or Ubisoft forcing Uplay, or the pile of garbage that was Games for Windows Live.
We'll keep you updated as this whole thing progresses.
Primary image courtesy of Reddit user weclock and this thread.
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