Howard is widely reviled in the gaming community now mainly because of FO76 and its money-grabbing microtransactions and bait-and-switch business tactics. Howard seems to like releasing his studio’s games in buggy, unfinished form and letting the community fix obvious problems for him, rather than getting his team to do their jobs. He lies through his teeth about features in games like 76 that turn out to be complete and utter bullshit, and pretends everybody loves him.
Thing is, I used to like Todd… 10 years ago or so. But Bethesda is so far up its own ass now that it can’t see daylight, and needs a major kick to restore its legitimacy as a company.