Watched my brother complete the ending last weekend, so seen the ending twice including the stuff before it.
Still not sure what the butthurt is all about. Fucking fantastic game with a great ending for me.
That's pretty much the problem. Watch it from a distance and it's a great with a somewhat decent ending. Decent enough to forgive plotholes and a thematic discordance.
PLAY the game - and not only that - PLAY Mass Effect 1 & 2 on the side with the fervent hope it will affect ME3 and the discrepancies will really hit home.