Originally Posted by DarkNessBear
My advice to you is to relax and start making a conscientious effort in avoiding genre balance discussions of any sort (especially among more devoted fans) if it's getting you wound this tight. IMHO if either side of the argument weren't being fueled by actual fans then it wouldn't last long enough for people to care. Sad fact of life but when nothing is perfect everything becomes subject to criticism. I've found when it comes to Mass Effect in particular only the most professional critics or hardcore fans are bound by pure instinct to meticulously analyze the trilogy to the point of borderline obsession.
It sucks sometimes because most of them are unmistakably fanatical elitists each supported by their own personal troll armies, but it is what it is. It's your responsibility to ignore the wild bullshit whenever humanly possible and find comfort in the fact you aren't as consumed by a damn video game.