So I sympathize with you OP because at lvl 150ish I'm starting to notice the redundancy of loot I'm receiving. Cant even imagine N7 500+. I've thought about this and I think 3 really simple changes will fix the whole problem (while keeping it the money machine Bioware wants it to be):
Experience converted to credits when you use level 20 characters (neuter the exchange rate if you have to or whatever, but gaining tons of experience points on my level 20 is getting old and disappointing)
No more race/class combination unlocks if you already own all the appearance options (if I stop getting gun upgrades at 10X, why should I still get class unlocks? remove the experience bonus for these as no one cares about them)
Money bonus for being extracted on round 11. As of now, players will only do their best up to completing the mission on wave 10 (since no money is gained afterward).
I'm fine with 99% of the loot system and I understand they had to add fluff to the loot so we crave the rarer stuff more but some of it is totally time-wasting and rewardless and that makes people want to stop playing. Give the max level players a little more money and remove the heinous junk and we'll have a great system. I can't wait for new maps as DLC because I think Mass Effect 3 has the best 'horde mode' of any game and it's not because of its gameplay features, but rather because of the customization and enemy variety.
How immersive and expansive can a world be when the game lets you fast travel through it? You could have separated Skyrim's dungeons into World 1-1, 1-2, etc and no one would be the wiser.
When I think GOTY, I think the whole package. The terrible PS3 launch and support thereafter knock Skyrim right off of #1 for me. Hell, it knocks it off the #2 spot, too. You can only subjectively call Skyrim GOTY because objectively it's damaged goods compared to the other top contenders.
EDIT: Also, it didn't even ship with the construction kit for modders. So both PC and PS3 had neutered copies of a good game.
I, like most nerds, have gone through the Dragonforce phase at one point in my life. Although I don't listen to heavy metal, I still load up Dragonforce on my XBox while I play these days cause sometimes it just works (flying a chopper in BF3 comes to mind).
If only he had done it before Nas. Good song though! I'm a Biggie guy myself only because Ready to Die is a masterpiece, Me Against the World is good too but it's not on the level.
I haven't listened to much Nas besides Illmatic and Hip Hop is Dead (which is when I stopped listening to Nas). So he did a gun/love song and he did it before Pac? Man, that would change my opinion big time.