and“We have a rule in our franchise that there is no canon. You as a player decide what your story is” – Hudson
and again...“And, to be honest, you [the fans] are crafting your Mass Effect story as
much as we are anyway.”
That kinda blows any "Its art you can't change art" argument out of the water, hell even Sherlock Holmes was changed and that was a book.“Um… You know, at this point, I think we’re co-creators with
the fans. We use a lot of feedback.” - Hudson
Bioware giving what was promised and what many fans wanted can only be a good thing, but yeah I completely agree with everything you said.