Once again, people on these forums prove that they have no idea what the term "bait and switch" means.
Good point. Technically I was thrown by a false or misleading public statement by the game director, possibly a lie. Not exactly a bait and switch, yes.
... Thinking about it further.. I can't believe bioware actually chose the 'lets say nothing and hope they'll forget about it' approach. The fact that this was even in scope for bioware, well, at least could explain why there are so many bugs in the game.