Couldn't agree with you more on your takes Enroljas but after being put through what we were in I and II... I'll take III with a smile.
I do agree though, Anakin turning evil was kind of lame and they really didn't play it up. He wanted to save his wifes life but they kinda just glanced over it and wala, hes evil.
I agree that a mother just giving up on life is stupid. Having her die during child birth would have been much better. Blah to her just dying for the sake of dying.