Well yeah JATCO and Honda have some pretty bad transmissions. Honda is making an attempt to get better as they have the capital to invest in improving. Nissan has been in trouble for years and since the French bought them they have gone downhill in reliability.Go back to 1998-2004 and ask Honda that.
I'm sure you'll want to stop in at Nissan as well.
The more they strive for gas mileage and integration with the entire drive and body control systems, the more complex they make every part. Including transmissions.
And at the same time, they get beaten on by the bean counters who would rather they solve the increasingly complex stability and fuel use requirements using duct tape and bailing wire. (Actually, I think American Honda patented that.)