I was taking a look at whether the unofficial Skyrim patches had been updated since the last time I'd updated them in late February (yeah, I have to update them manually since they're not on the Steam Workshop), when I came across this sentence in the description that I'd somehow missed or just skimmed over previously:
The goal of the Unofficial Skyrim Patch (aka USKP) is to eventually fix
every bug with Skyrim not officially resolved by the developers to the
limits of the Creation Kit and community-developed tools, in one
Note the words "every bug". Yeesh, talk about ambitious - we all know of Skyrim's reputation as a giant mass of glitches. But you know what? They're actually making a pretty good job of it. Look at the list of fixes they've done over the years! And the one for Dawnguard! And the one for Hearthfire! And the one for Dragonborn!
What really blows my mind is that these fixes are made by a dozen people or so, and are still doing a very thorough job of it too. They're not being paid money for it like Bethesda's staff is, they're going to all that trouble just for the rest of us to enjoy the game better. Heck, one could say they're doing a much better job than Bethesda ever did, considering the blatant stuff that never got fixed in the official patches.
Interestingly, one of these blatant bugs only got fixed very recently in the unofficial patch, which is the fact that the Black Star could previously capture any type of soul, whereas it was meant to only be able to capture the souls of NPCs. This is one of those bugs that makes you wonder "how could such an obvious issue make it to release, much less never get patched?". And yet it seems to have been a very complicated thing, because not only did the unofficial patch attempt to do something about it only recently, but their first attempt ended in failure, and as a result the Black Star couldn't capture any souls whatsoever. Luckily this was then fixed properly with a response time that can only be called amazing, coming from a dozen community members.
Of course, they can't catch and fix everything, not even gamebreaking glitches that would make a questline impossible to finish if you're playing a console version, but hey, these unofficial patches are more than good enough to make doing so... foolish, to say the least.
Edit: Speaking of terrible glitches, look what I just ran into. A staircase floating in the air, well above where it should've been. Unfortunately, this means I was stuck in a tiny area, so it was console time to get me out of there.