I did not receive a free copy of Mass Effect 3. I purchased it just like the rest of you.
I did not purchase the DLC and currently have no plans to.
I could not care less whether any of you buy the game, the DLC for the game, or the Kinect sensor. It effects me not a whit.
I have no problem with anyone criticizing the ending, the beginning, or any part of any game. I do it all the time. What I thought ridiculous, and wanted to mock, was the suggestion by many online that Bioware should somehow change it for them, because they didn't like it.
There is a huge difference between actual problems with a game - crashes, bugs, features not working (cough, face import, cough) - and a taste issue with how a story wraps up.
I also believe there is a difference between saying "you cannot progress in our game unless you pay us X extra dollars" and "there are some interesting bits of the story we will sell you for extra money". Am I pleased by the latter? No. But is it "unethical" and cause for indignation? No. I'm gonna call 'em as I see 'em and that reaction seems childish.
You will only ever get my honest opinions and reactions on this show or any other. If that doesn't jibe with yours, then we can have an honest disagreement. To suggest my motivation comes from anything else is insulting and uncalled for.