That's effing it, I'm going to start ME1 on the PC and finish this game once and for all
You've never finished it!? Shame on you!
ME1, for me, had the best story and the better RPG elements, but suffered from clunky combat.
There's one absolute stand-out scene for me in ME1, when the game takes a turn and sets itself up for the trilogy - but I don't want to spoil it, so linky:
ME1, I felt in many parts was better written, and better delivered - it felt like in ME2 they were aiming too much to try and get the mass appeal (pun unintended).