This debate clearly shows a serious problem with Lucas' decision to place two Jedi at Palpatine's level. It set up two "final fights" with Palpatine involved and that did not work for the film. His final fight was with Yoda because that is what the OT set up, and it is the fight people cared about. I think one of those Jedi was placed at that level because of the high profile actor (and his demands) put in the position. It set up the conundrum that we have, and it is a real shame. The only way GL could have solved it was to settle this debate by going with a yes situation, especially when Gillard filmed the scene in such a way to support it. It just boggles my mind. The Yes vote doesn't even hurt the character of Mace at all because noone really cares about him in the great scheme of things. The no situation harms the series (cheapens ROTJ; damages the aura behind the two great Masters in the movie, etc...) as many have pointed out and satisfies one person.