They've ruined their rep too much, pooping out a new game each year, getting worse and worse. NFS, all of those sports games, etc. Oh and they messed up C&C pretty good.
Last time I checked, every EA Sports 09 game was good, and a giant improvement over their 08 counterparts. Last time, I played CnC is was still enjoyable. However, you do have a point with NFS. They aren't bad, but they build on the same formula every year. Most Wanted was EA's last great NFS game, IMO.
What's with most of the gaming community bashing EA? OK, their track record with many games aren't the greatest (especially with their sports games), but they have really smartened up. Most of EA's releases (published and developed) nowadays are great games. Look at Sims 3, NHL09 and MANY others. Great games, with amazing porduction values. Not only that, their upcoming game lineup has been great. NHL 10 and Mass Effect 2 to say the least. So what if EA buys out a company? It just makes the studio that much better with all that money backing it. They've also rescued several games from being vapourware (APB). Also, without EA, we wouldn't have great sports games, a big RTS genre and much more.