I never understood why Anakin was taken to Naboo, either. Or risking his life so readily could hint at low self esteem. I like this interpretation because it works well with what happens later. Qui-Gon is not a saint. If someone like Jar-Jar was around me I'd lose my patience too. But he doesn't call him a "pathetic creature" like Obi-Wan does. Yes, he should have known. He is a space wizard, Anakin is another space wizard. Visions are known to the Jedi too. I suck at deductive reasoning, I really do. If I read a detective novel I never know who the murderer is until the end. But c'mon. It's not hard to deduce the chosen one of all people could have some force visions occasionally. Either Obi-Wan is really incompetent or he is uncaring. Tatooine is a dangerous place to boot. It would've been easy to get Shmi off the rock for a couple of month. Then they could watch if the dreams returned or not. Then they could decide whether they return Shmi to her home or not. As for the last couple of sentences: Not dealing with stuff is precisely the reason why the order was wiped out. Had they investigated into the clone army, had they looked into what is wrong with Anakin, or had they taken Dookus words seriously instead of sitting on their butts and babbling about the force, the catastrophe may have been prevented. You will rationalize every mistake they make, won't you? In your eyes, there can be no fault with the jedi order. As for one of your questions: They should not have bothered with Anakins "feelings" on the matter. War is war and Anakin simply wasn't ready for facing the terrors war brings. So, Palpatine is evil. I didn't know that. But Palpatines evil plan was also stoopid. It hinges on many variables outside his control. It also hinges on the stupidity of pretty much everyone involved. Palpatine would never have succeeded if anyone of the protagonists showed a little common sense.