Oops, left it out. I think that Reloaded was on the exact same plane of quality that the first was. Not in the same way, but I think everything evens out to be the same level. The reason you might not like it is, you would go in expecting it to be absolutely the best, but you forget that the movie has to get started, bring you up to speed, and so on.
I expected this one to have better action, worse plot (but still good, just that the first was so great). I expected the third to have worse action and plot (but both still good). Now that I've seen the second and changed my mind, I expect the third to be exactly the same level.