In order to back up your balance, I too have read an awful lot of bad things about Alpha Protocol... just saying!
Mind you, your review makes it sound a lot of fun - is there much scope for mucking around (such as rearranging the furniture in a room, or putting the Queen's food on her throne so she glitches when she sits on it)?
In other musings... Did Obsidian really write all those games? I mean, I know that they formed from the embers of Black Isle who wrote some of them (apart from Baldur's Gate - wasn't that BioWare and published by Black Isle), but I thought that a lot the Black Isle talent had gone elsewhere, not to Obsidian? And didn't Obsidian write KotOR 2 but not the first one?
The reason I ask is because, well, I've always considered Obsidian to be a poor man's BioWare. Although my opinion was always based on the above assumption which may be horribly wrong, in which case my interest in Fallout 3: New Vegas has just inflated to rude proportions.