...yep, Brad's imminent and first ME3 playthrough - as discussed on the Bombcast - brought us here again. I was finally able to put in words, what most disappointed me about Mass Effect 3's ending. The perfect example came to mind.
I was most disappointed by not being able to command the Batarians into the Vanguard of the final showdown and use them as cannon-fodder. I fucking hate Batarians. They were the last of their kind, and I'd have given them an honorable death - a way out. They'd have been wiped from the face of the galaxy, we'd have built them a statue to honor their strength and dedication and sacrifice - all the while everybody would've been happy to be rid of 'em for good. Win - Win. I feel like all of Mass Effect builds up to Shepard being 'The Commander' of all Galactic Forces. There's a disappointing lack of commanding armies happening during Mass Effect 3's ending chapters, which is the most disappointing aspect of the Mass Effect trilogy.
I'm just glad to have gotten that off my chest in a timely fashion. Oh, and the Vorcha totally deserve a spot on the Vanguard too! Though I guess their cowardice would have had some negative ramifications on the war effort. Grrr - how I hate the Vorcha. *Space Racism brought to you by Bioware and EA Corp.*