@Zirilius: I didn't do synthesis as I saw it wasn't right to the order of the galaxy and more so to force the decision on everyone and everything. The reapers are forcing a more brutish method on all sentient life by crushing them up and creating reapers out of them, its a more sophisticated and not as brutal.
Aswell as you force this new state on EVERYONE. Its an awfully big change and if you do keep you self consciousness something I wasn't too sure about as you become a hive mind much like the Geth. Could people stand it? and if we do maintain a certain amount of individuality much like the Geth. Then what stops a whole new un explainable un imaginable conflict occurring?
Aswell as personally I see we should go through the motions and learn to adapt if we are to become such a state. We dont need to adapt too much with the Reaper knowledge as the Reapers and Shepherd AI already know how to use and also police using it. Society just needs to adapt to accepting it....if anything Reapers in my mind would become an galaxy wide version of the Keepers. People cant control them can interfere with them and yet they do the job so perfectly.
This allows people to live as they would without a direct influence on their lives. Unlike Synthesis were its forced and changes everything.
On the basic terms it was so radical I couldn't figure the true Pros and the true cons.
I wanted the walk away option on the original however I became so enveloped in Control when Extended cut came I didnt do it...well i did by accident. I still feel good about my decision.