I'm partway through Conquest, you have an interesting idea about the direction the Jedi might take, but I'm not far enough into the book to feel comfortable commenting on it. I'll get back to you on it when I'm done. However, as to the Anakin goes darksider idea -- no, I still don't think so and its the Conquest book that's helped me make the idea of why clearer. Anakin has had the idea of him going darksider ever since he could remember. To me it seems like living with the knowledge you have a predisposition for a deadly, hereditary disease. You always know its a possibility, you're aware of it, so you take the precautions/preventive steps to minimize the chances you'll get it. Does that make sense?