Sparked by the most recent episode of Alexy Quest™, I just wanted to know how some of y'all feel about her throughout the three Mass Effect games.
She's a space racist at the start but I think its neat that you and the rest of the Normandy crew can steer her towards redemption. Which is quite similar to a possible arc Garrus can take but while Garrus is loved by many (he's my favorite character in games, so I get it), Ashley is so hated that people are willing to choose a wet paper bag in human form over her.
And then there's my third favorite ME character Tali (1. Garrus 2. Legion) who literally starts off by being okay with genocide of the Geth because they wouldn't stop asking questions about their personhood.
Only reason I can come up with is that Ashley is human so people put themselves in her shoes and are disgusted at the though of not trusting cool-ass aliens. While I'm totally on board with that sentiment, I still find her family history with the First Contact War interesting and her arc was a pleasant surprise.