Ask anybody on the internet what their favorite game in the Mass Effect trilogy is, they'll most likely say the original Mass Effect. Often they'll shun Mass Effect 2 and 3 by claiming they were "dumbed down" (that's mostly true in ME3's case). I'm in the minority whom enjoyed ME2 the most out of the entire trilogy. With the exception of the main story, lack of a decent villain, and music (ME2's soundtrack is still fantastic however), I thought everything in Mass Effect 2 was better than the original. ME2 wasn't "dumbed down" to me as it was all "streamlined". I didn't think the gameplay in ME1 was very good, felt like a half-assed RPG combined with a clumsy shooter.
Did anyone else enjoyed Mass Effect 2 more than the original, or are ME2 fans filthy casuals who have shit taste in vidya gaems?