Unpopular opinion regarding Scout Controller
At the time of writing this, you need 100/500/1000/5000/15000 points Scout Controller. It's clear that this was meant to be a very hard badge. It gets compared to Explorer and Pioneer, the two other unique portal medals. Arguably, Scout Controller is even harder to get than Explorer and Pioneer, because you have to spend time to scan the portal carefully, instead of just quickly hacking or capturing it. Scout Controller is also criticised for being a lot harder than Scout, since you need only 6000 scans for onyx Scout, compared to Controller's 15000 unique Controller statuses.
I'd like to compare Scout and Scout Controller to Translator and Hacker.
Translator is a relatively easy badge, often one of the onyx and platinum badges people use to get to L16. On the other hand, Hacker is very hard to get onyx. In optimal circumstances, you can get up to 15 glyph hack points per single hack. However, you need only 50000 points to get onyx Translator, while you need whopping 200000 hacks for onyx Hacker.
In my opinion, while Scout Controller might be too hard, I'm glad there is an easy badge to accompany it. I have barely gotten silver Hacker myself while I'm well on my way to acquire onyx Translator. If you read this, I hope you can share your thoughts on this perspective.