Ok, seriously, now I'm really confused. My codex showed Anders and Nathaniel dead, and Velanna presumed dead. But the end slideshow had them all alive. And I'd take that as the real ending, but then the slideshow said that Jenny ran off into the sunset with ALISTAIR. Who is distinctly DEAD. So I don't know what the fuck.
On the other hand, the main plot was way better. Big Bads who have hopes and plans and pain that you understand, who might have done great harm in the pursuit of good. Hooray!