Some females get past that stage once they are over the age of 13. Or at least once they've gone out with the bad boy and realized he really is an a$$. Obi-Wan simply didn't possess the necessary tools to give Anakin the type of fatherly support a natural father could have given him. Then why didn't all the Jedi turn out that way? NONE of them were raised by natural fathers(or mothers). LUKE wasn't raised by his natural father(or mother). That's not why he's so messed up, he's messed up because HE never learned. You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink. After a certain point, you can't force someone to truly take a lesson to heart. It is a decision they make. I like the fact he was an extraordinarily gifted and pure hearted young child who evolved into a clearly bashful, awkward yet infinately talented young man that had a bright and meaningful future. And there too, I could see his problems when he was a child and didn't find him that pure-hearted, he was quick to help Qui-Gon beyond giving him some shelter from the sandstorm because it got him what he wanted as well. He wanted to podrace, he loved it and he was like a perfect little con man guilting his mother into letting him do it. If he hadn't been a slave he'd have been considered a brat. One of those overly precocious kids who everyone but their parents want to smack upside the head. But as he's a slave we feel sort of sorry for him and so overlook that and transform it into "Oh what a spunky kid". Then came AoTC and he was so freakin' full of himself, sure he was talented but he didn't have an ounce of humility and he never got any humility and it certainly wasn't for lack of having a good example to follow. He wasn't bashful, just because he wasn't smooth with Padme doesn't make him bashful. He wasn't even remotely bashful. He was like a bloody mack truck the way he came on, he just didn't have "the lines" to make it not sound stupid. Honestly I can't only imagine the midichlorians must have had the power to put a whammy on Obi-Wan and Padme because I frankly find nothing even particularly likeably about Anakin. So yeah I think Anakin's story is a good one, in that it shows what happens when one is selfish and arrogant.