I loved ME1 & 2 (played ME2 twice), but I gotta say that the over-marketing of ME 3 has really turned me off big time, to the point that I'm just gonna pass it (maybe will pick it up in a year).
That huge barrage of "in-your-face" pre-order bonuses and DLC tsunami has cheapened the whole experience for me. I don't need to be constantly reminded that what they're really after are my $.
It all feels like they're putting way too much effort into turning the franchise into a marketing machine than wrapping up the trilogy in a satisfying way (and, unfortunately, the demo didn't change my impressions).
Regarding the podcast, there's waaaay too much spoilage going on.
Dancing around specifics isn't gonna help much if you're totally deconstructing the game's structure inside out (Jeff is particularly guilty of this - he clearly doesn't give a shit 90% of the audience haven't got a chance to get their hands on the title yet - voicing his opinions as soon as possible about what's broken and how to fix it just takes precedence).
We're talking about games that came out a week ago, and not a look-back at some classic...what a disservice.