^Not surprising given the way the endings were initially presented. I'd be interested to see how those percentages might have shifted after people have played though the extended cut. I'd be willing to bet the majority still goes with destroy--partly because of the breath scene--but I think the other three will have a larger share now. My gut tells me control would be an easy second.
I dunno. After the extended cut, I think that synthesis is an even worse option now. It was abhorrent on the face of it before, but now that the Catalyst's background has been fleshed out, I'm inclined to argue against whatever it thinks is best on pure principle.
Control... while it provides a clearer picture now that yes, the new force in control of the Reapers is benevolent, I'm also not too happy with them sticking around. Millions or billions of people, processed into mechanical forms against their will, enslaved to nee-Shepard? No, I don't like that at all.
In the end, I think either destroy or refusal is best. Without knowing more about how the next cycle went down, I can't really decide. I went with destroy because it eliminates the threat now
instead of kicking the can down the road, though.
Oh I completely agree, I'm just saying that with the extended cut, more people are likely to pick those other two options depending on their own personal opinions and/or their view of what their Shepard would do.
On a slightly different topic; anyone know if it's been discovered yet what determines which squadmate (assuming you don't take your LI along) gets the last goodbye/evac scene? Is there an approval system that's working under the hood or is it just random?