Hope you're still enjoying Gears 3, it's a super solid series and I personally feel three was the best of the bunch in a lot of ways. I went back and re-played (for like the 4th time) Gears 1 and 2 and both hold up really well. Maybe it was starting to run out of gas by 3 but they end it really well and overall I think it's the best.
Whatever- GAMES WOOOOO!!!