Indeed. Got to fight for your freedoms all day long every day until I die, man. That's just the way it is.
Bethesda have been awesome since Morrowind and with the TES games (and Fallout 3 and NV too!), and they have been rewarded for that by better than most game sales and over a longer time period, because as 'we' (modders and mod fans) have always said and a few wise devs know, allowing for modding in your games massively extends the life of a game, AND often makes it better dow the iterations of a game series. Many things that ended up in each new TES after Morrowind were a direct copy by Bethesda of previous mod content, and their TES games nearly always got better for that. It's a win-win, which is why it is such a shame to money-grub that perfect balance for what exactly? More money? Not if your rep goes to the dogs and people don't buy your next stuff, or stop making mods etc.
Modders should be able to make money, HOW exactly is the tricky part (legal, 'ethical', logistic issues etc), but i hope we have seen one way HOW NOT TO do it.