EDIT: If you don't have it, jump in and get the Mass Effect 3 demo. It's addictive!
EDIT 2: Pick up the Humble Origin Bundle, all proceeds to charity, includes BF3, Sims 3 and more: https://www.humblebundle.com/
I know what you're all thinking. It's terrible. Steam is better. Unfortunately, Steam doesn't have Mass Effect 3, and isn't likely to have future big EA releases for quite some time, so for the time being, we are forced into using Origin.
That said, it isn't all that awful. It mostly stays out of your way after startup, and you barely even notice it's there.
My Origin friends list is feeble because everybody hates the damned thing and nobody uses it, so hopefully some of you guys use it. Post your IDs in this thread.
To add a friend, just go to the bottom right and click "Add Friend"
My user ID: Kantor48
Feel free to add me, but do say what your VGC username is if it isn't the same.
*Crosses fingers and hopes somebody else actually posts in this thread*