and if they had the money they could have expanded their company and started their own little nerd camp to handle all the publishing details.
He can make whatever excuses he wants, but the bottom line would still be he sold his company and is no longer in control. If was doing really well, then he could have bought Zenimax and had the same thing, yet retain as much control as he wants at any time he wants it. Excuses, excuses, excuses. the argument would still stand.