How the Steam paid mods system was decided.
Why did they not like the idea of a donation button?
I don't know.
Probably pressure from the greeddy Bethesda.
Kind of AMA by Gabe Newell:
Holy smokes, all his answers are downvoted to hell.
Here's what he said:
Good news: they are removing the paid mods!
Yeay for intern community acting together!
See petition on Change.org with 133 000 signatures!
And yeay to Valve and Bethesda for listening to us!
(But we will be more vigilant now.)
Wonderful! Shows that the users really do have some say.
Yeah, and some users have a lot to say!
It's actually great to see such a passionate community.
The community saved Steam from a huge mistake.