Do you know what I find most interesting in all this?
It's gone planetary. The whole world is annoyed (to use a gentle word) at BW/EA for this. It has become huge. And even people who have never played a ME game have come to hear of it in enough detail to make their own (and negative) opinion about it.
They (BW/EA) will do something about it, or it'll have repercussions on what next big/epic/multi_installments title they plan to release. Not that I'd enjoy the downfall of anybody, but it's about time that something like this happened. It's a step forward (however small) to begin the reversal of the bad trend that so many developers and publishers have embraced.
The next time a developer will caress the idea of "screwing up" (\<-- can't find a better term, sorry) on their fan base, they'll pause and think seriously about it, knowing what they risk. Lots of dissatisfied people are holding back and not expressing their dissatisfaction with ME3's endings, because they think that -once again- no amount of complains shall bring a change (and honestly: did it ever?)
But this time is different. It's out of scale, out of control, already. It is setting an example.
The next time something like this happens, a lot more people than now will make their voice heard, and it shall be reputation/financial loss for whoever's enblazoned name is the target of it.
I'm sure that BW will get out of this displeasing accident in one piece. This time. I'm also sure there won't be a next, or there won't be another BW-made game after it.
Specifically about the ME franchise, now, people have payd real money for the game. And they dedicated their time to it. And they've grown fond of it, its story, its characters. They had expectations (solidly based on what they were given in the previous 2 titles)... It is an investment they made.
It's all a videogame, yes, pure virtual entertainment. But the money/time/emotions/expectations investment part of it is as real as it gets. You can't stomp over that, pretend you don't care, stating that it's only *your* call to decide. Facts at hand that's not how it works, or we wouldn't be having this (planetary) fuss now.