I'm sick of hearing that the ending ruins the game.
It's a weak ending but it doesn't ruin the most addictive three games of the PS3/360/Wii gen.
Well, ME3 doesn't
have the kind of replay value of the previous two games due to its sidequest implementation, so the weak ending eliminates a lot of the incentive to replay the game.
Exactly, despite the Extended Cut helping to fix some of the issues, the damage was done by the original and the EC was a treatment, not a cure. ME1 and ME2 had these great endings you wanted to see and they would push you forward into either playing the next game or replaying. Mass Effect 3, just doesn't have that. It's too bad.