Looks like Bethesda may be trying this crap again with Skyrim and Fallout 4.
From Bethesda's page on the Creation Club:
Is Creation Club paid mods?[/header]
Mods will remain a free and open system where anyone can create and share what they’d like. Also, we won’t allow any existing mods to be retrofitted into Creation Club, it must all be original content. Most of the Creation Club content is created internally, some with external
partners who have worked on our games, and some by external Creators. All the content is approved, curated, and taken through the full internal dev cycle; including localization, polishing, and testing. Thisalso guarantees that all content works together. We’ve looked at many ways to do “paid mods”, and the problems outweigh the benefits. We’ve encountered many of those issues before. But, there’s a constant demand from our fans to add more official high quality content to our games, and while we are able to create a lot of it, we think many in our community have the talent to work directly with us and create some amazing new things.
It looks like it'll work like Mojang's new market place, AND it seems all content must be new stuff. I'd wait and observe before breaking out the pitchforks and torches this time TBH.