I feel Qui-Gon is everything a Jedi should be. He is honest, but he's not afraid to bend the rules. He believes not in the "end justifies the means" but that the will of Force will be shown in the outcome of an event. He places faith in the Force as no other Jedi does, placing its Will above himself. He believes that the end justifies the means to an extent because of his belief in the will of the Living Force. He believes that keeping focus on the present is more important than meditating or ruminating over what might be - perhaps if the Jedi Order had followed his attitude, they would've been able to see the Sith growing stronger and been able to see the threat that was literally in front of them. He was stoic and wise but also no BS, but at the same time, he had a deep level of compassion for lesser beings, but shrewdly contrasted his compassion with its role in the greater good (Saving Jar-Jar's life from Boss Nass was not only a compassionate act, but doing so got he and Obi-Wan a much needed navigator; Taking Anakin from slavery was a just act, but one which also was useful in getting he and the Queen off the planet) He just strikes me as the right balance of Light and Dark, a true Grey Jedi, not dogmatic. While he was "unethical" he did not manipulate his apprentice or use his apprentice as a pawn the way Yoda and Obi-Wan used Luke as their weapon to destroy Vader and the Emperor. He was not a pathological liar like Obi-Wan, either, and he lacked Obi-Wan's elitist contempt for "pathetic lifeforms" as well as Obi-Wan's arrogance and cocky belief in his own abilities. Compare his relationship with Obi-Wan to Obi'Wan's with Anakin's. Where Qui-Gon is encouraging to his Padawan, Obi-Wan is always undercutting Anakin's abilities, which helps lead to the frictions between them. Qui-Gon is, next to Han Solo, probably my favorite character in the entire franchise, and probably my favorite Jedi too. Anyone else?