So 1.6 was announced, nothing at all to do with story content, I don't want to call BiOWare liars, but BiOWare are liars.
They never put a number on Makeb - that is, it was never explicitly stated that it would be 1.6. That said, 1.6 does not seem to be Makeb, which is supposed to be the big story update, which we have been led to suppose would include same-gender romance.
Whether Makeb will indeed make it into the game this year looks doubtful now, and what faint gleam of optimism I had for them keeping their word is vanishing fast. So if I go silent here, it's because I no longer care to keep up a subscription or because I have stacked up enough infractions asking about this that I got banned. At this point, I really don't care which.