That's indeed what a lot of people think . I didn't quite suspected it until the last scene , whit the boy . In the end everything make sense ... Except if you destroy the Reapers , then we could say that indoctrination was NOT sucessful
Never *quite* understood the fascination with seeing your Shep with a mangled, glowy face considering you're suppose to be a Hero/Anti-Hero and not a villain. Still the coloring and lighting in this piece is pretty amazing.