Yep, I've ignored the series until now seeing as I couldn't play 1.
This. Heard great things about the series, so I'm signing up (though I hear so many complaints about ME3's ending it's ridiculous). From what I hear though it was expanded on DLC, which should be included on the collection, so maybe it won't be that bad. Not to mention ME sounds like my kind of game.
"Building the future and keeping the past alive are one and the same thing." -Solid Snake, Metal Gear Solid