I'll try and push on then. The combat is also kind of clunky, which is what I hear is also improved in the following games. What I do love about the series is the music. That's pretty great overall. There's also a particular piece that is phenomenal, in Mass Effect 3 iirc.I think so, but I've long been in the minority about Mass Effect 1. I thought at the time and still think that it's massively overrated. Mass Effect 2 is my favorite in the series and a lot of people (including people who like ME1 a lot more than I do) agree. I think ME1 is the worst in the series, but the series in general has never meant nearly as much to me as it does to a lot of other players.
ME2 also has the consensus best DLC: The Lair of the Shadow Broker. I've never played it myself, so I couldn't say whether or not I agree.