Are they now? No, then use them.
As for the list, most of it is false.
Form what I understand, they did not make money off of their earlier fansubbing days. If they did, it would be wrong, however, they have moved to legal streaming which is something that I can commend, much like Fakku.
I have heard claims that they stole fansubs from other people. I cannot confirm this had happened, nor can I confirm if this happens to other people by other site now. Either way, that content, though rude and unethical, is not protected under any creative or copyright law, and if Crunchyroll did do this back int he day, or even now, they could.
I cannot speak for the quality, but I've seen a far share of low quality rips today that are of the same quality described.
The forums are a cesspool now, but that has nothing to do with the content they have or had.
I don't think you understand licensing or copyright...
Actually, they have started to work on having physical release. Regardless of this, most people watch anime online now. It's more of a Hulu or Netflix model which is very successful and hasn't "kill traditional collecting".
I don't think the quality is bad. I pretty sure they get the series through the Japanese companies, usually at or better than the TV quality. Beside, I have several of the show they have on DVD or Blu-ray, and I cannot see a comparable difference unless it is the TV version over the Blu-ray version, which wouldn't be the fault of Crunchyroll.
As for their translations, I haven't seen any spelling or grammar error, and even if there were any, there would be very few of them. I'm not saying that their translation are by any means perfect, they could be worse than some fansubs. The point is that they are a legal source which in some ways helps better anime in the west.
I don't know the inter working of Crunchyroll or their licensing profits, but Sentai, Funimation, Viz, and Media Blasters all do pretty much the same thing. 3 of the 4 release physical copies and have some form of online distribution much like Crunchyroll's online distribution. It's about as cheap as The Anime Network or Funimation's subscription service to license and operate online distribution. Of each episode viewed Crunchyroll and the Japanese company get a cut of the ad or subscription profits. In addition, The Japanese company also gets a licensing fee, which is a lump sum amount of money pay upfront so that the licensing contract will apply. There is not set number, and most likely Crunchyroll pays less to own a show, but it is only limited to online distribution unlike several other anime distributors.
So, really, I think you don't know what you are talking about, let alone how the entire process works or even benefits the Japanese side of the industry. But at least it does benefit the Japanese side of the industry directly.