These EA Master Server problems were impacting everything as the EA forums were alight with pissing and moaning. The good news is that it looks like the problems were cleared up a couple nights ago as I haven't had a connection drop since.
Seriously! I was perusing the official forums for an idea as to what the problem could be or at the odd chance that a solution was found by the community but there was more flaming and trolling than actual constructive conversation. I must admit that I wasn't terribly surprised by it all and to tell you the truth some of the comments made me giggle =)