Yeah that whole "Lets leave the ship because the Collectors need to attack." thing was pretty weak. First time I saw it, I literally scratched my head at the prospect. I thought it was incredibly stupid.
I would really love your interpretation on what Shepard and her crew were REALLY doing when they left the Normandy. Because I always figured that they actually got a little RnR on Kahje courtesy of Thane. I mean hey, the planet is 90% islands, if that isn't a summer destination I don't know what is!
What, you didn't like the completely arbitrary plot 'development' of kidnapping the crew while the ship was randomly floating 'somewhere', and the ENTIRE spec ops force of 12 to 14 people stuffs themselves into one shuttle, when we never took more than 3 on the shuttle before? Heck in my first play through, I didn't even have a mission to go to, I was just arbitrarily sent off to get me out of the ship.
Okay, that was a really stupid piece of writing completely substandard for the rest of the game.
Look at the bright side, its pretty much the typical writing level for Mass Effect 3!