Let's hypothetically assume that I am say 30 hours into Mass Effect 3 on PC, using Origin to play the game.
Then some guy in a thread I posted in (or not even) on the EA forums, uses my name in his post and says "****" somewhere in the same post. I could get banned for that (it has happened before) while he gets away scot-free and have all of my Origin access, taken away. Fair?
Granted, this has only happened in the one confirmed case, and really we're just clawing at the potential for trouble more so than the actual trouble, but wouldn't you if you were investing in a game like Mass Effect 3 and so much depended on your ability to play the game unhindered for its duration?
The easiest solution to this, I suppose, would be to get it for console instead (Zoop, for some reason I still think you have an Xbox 360. My bad.) assuming you actually have one.
As for installing Origin and cracking the game, then uninstalling Origin, I'm pretty sure the application won't remove every single file that it creates during the installation.
All of this probably comes down to how much to trust EA and are willing to allow them access to your PC in order to play their games. From a human perspective, someone who just plays games as a hobby (albeit an expensive one), you would assume that we would be okay with it. But from a purist perspective, much like online passes, if you allow companies to get away with something, they might well try to get away with more in future.
In that respect, I can at least say that while Activision **** us like we're two-cent whores, at least they tell us about it before-hand (thinking CoD:MW3's asking price, and the DLC map packs for the CoD games) instead of just up and standardising something that nobody likes because **** THE WORLD.
OT: I'm getting Mass Effect 3 on Xbox 360, because I love achievements and that's where I played the other Mass Effect games. :3