@Sonata: Kaidan is a genuinely nice person, Ashley was respectful and knew her place but she was overly aggressive with her views and came off as annoying sometimes. I liked both but Kaidan was my favorite of the two. He was ideal for me since he had tech/biotic power and I was a soldier. He also was the ideal romance choice my for Female Shepard. The romance at the end of ME3 made things all worth it, since IMO, it was the only romance I had experienced that was worth doing. They had a real connection and relationship where as when I romanced Tali and Liara with my Male Shepard (on separate playthroughs) his connection with them almost seemed more like a fling than anything else.