@pyrodactyl: Exactly this. Most people aren't mad because we didn't feel like knights in shining armor. That's not it at all. The ending is plain bad, which is why, it it needs that DLC context pack for it to be any type of good.
As Roger Ebert said, "If you have to ask what something symbolized, it didn't."
@Vandal: Surprise! Most people are reasonable human beings, and you probably over exaggerated the fan response in your head. Hell, the fans even turned their distaste for the ending into something positive and raised 80,000 dollars. How can you say their response has been bad?
The ending is bad. There's no way around it, I cannot comprehend anyone who would want to defend it. If the team wants to keep the ending as is, they need to add a lot more context and information to make it work, it isn't unreasonable for fans to ask them to scratch the ending altogether. I also dislike all this nonsense about how fan response will ruin "art," when it has been going on for ages. Look at Sherlock Holmes.
Why do you want to write about a reaction you cannot comprehend if you haven't experienced what these people are reacting to? You cannot call it childish until you experience it yourself, and your reaction isn't childish. You never know, you may play it, and you may react in a childish manner.
@Vandal: Why do you want to talk about something you haven't experienced. Finish the game, then talk about whatever you please, and I will consider whatever your opinion is, even if it's counter to mine, as valid.
I don't understand why people feel they have to put in their two cents when they haven't even finished the ending. Maybe the ending will sour your experience so much, you will actually refund your game, You can't know because you haven't finished the game.