Bail, I enjoy your thoughts on this. I see your point about Obi-Wan but I think their relationship was not strong enough. There were some deleted scenes that didn't make on to the DVD of AOTC where Anakin sees a master and apprentice who have a close relationship in the Jedi Temple. He wishes Obi-Wan was more like that but he wasn't. You may be right about Anakin not turning if Obi-Wan would have been there, my point was I think the Force had intented Qui-Gon to train Anakin, not Obi-Wan but the Sith interfered. I also think if Anakin would have went back to Padme, then he would not have turned because when he expresses feelings to Padme, she seems to make sense to him, like Obi-Wan would have. For example, the "I'm not the Jedi I should be" scene, Padme reminds Anakin that Obi-Wan and the Council do trust him. Palps was smart to keep Anakin isolated from those who really cared about him.