No, PMT99... people aren't just griping for the sake of griping. Had Qui Gon gotten less screen time and Obi Wan gotten a decent amount, we wouldn't be complaining about Qui Gon not getting enough screen time, because he is not an ongoing character in the PT. Had he gotten the same amount of screen time as, say, Obi Wan in ANH, it would have worked just fine because he gets killed off... he's not one of the PT's main characters as Obi Wan is, therefore he doesn't NEED more screen time than Obi Wan. As for the "certain point of view" cop-out... that SORTA worked the one time when Lucas had to fudge some important plot points based on the fact that he didn't write them into the original Star Wars back in '77 (since he felt it likely that he'd just get to make the one film). This is a totally different situation now, and constantly invoking the "certain point of view" gimmick in order to justify incidents of lazy screenwriting in the PT reminds me a lot of a little kid pounding on a puzzle piece, trying to get it to fit in the wrong spot in the puzzle.