this game was one of my most horrifying experiences. i agree with many of your most infuriating moments, so i will add just one for me: getting the purple heart achievement (for dying 20 times in the same stage) before reaching the first checkpoint lol. i seriously considered breaking the disc in a thousand pieces, but i already went through hell boosting for general and decided to stick with it.
i finally beat it some days later, with half of my hair pulled out in anger.
retail + dlc: 18
last retail: Gears of War
xbla + dlc: 3
last arcade: Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2