This is so beautiful. I've just purchased ME3 finally and playing a thanemance import is just... gah. Thanks for shooting my heart out the airlock Bioware! I've seen some of your Javik stuff too. He does have a certain charisma, doesn't he?
Synthesis was my Shepard's one selfish choice. She could have chosen control and, in her opinion, made the ultimate sacrifice because she would never truly die. She would live on as long as the Reapers lived on. And while she would have been happy to watch over the galaxy, she never would have been able to join Thane in the afterlife.
So synthesis it was. Save the galaxy and go on home to her one love. DDD