I think you’re being a bit hyperbolic there. Gamepads are a matter of opinion (personally I’ve loved them since the DualShock) and certainly wouldn’t involve somebody at Sony thinking of the best ways to screw their customers. Same goes for the PS+ subscription - Sony resisted the move to paid subscription for years, in contrast to Microsoft, and PS+ is sweetened by the free games that by far outstrip the cost of the service.
Does dropping first party support for the Vita mean disrespect? No, it’s just a sign of a struggling handheld against Nintendo’s stronghold. It isn’t like Sony completely stopped all support and releases from third parties is it?
Proprietary storage? Bit of a dick move, but not exactly a deal breaker. Same goes for the Linux support. Exactly how many people used that exactly? Plus it enabled all manner of loopholes to hackers of the PS3 in terms of pirate games - Sony obviously took a decision to remove the feature because it created very real problems and removing it would harm basically nobody.
Finally the rootkit scandal. Nothing to do with the gaming division. Perhaps I should have been clearer, but discussing consoles alone I thought it was fairly obvious regarding the context.
In my view, disrespect would be releasing a PS4.5 when your current console is selling like hotcakes. Or killing off the Vita after 2.5 years…by locking all the units sold so they can’t be used. Or enabling an unwanted always-on requirement for the entire console. Or releasing a console you know overheats, but rushing it to market anyway.