To quote Master Qui-Gon, "From your point of view." The only reason she seems more 'girly' to me in AOTC is that she falls in love, whereas in TPM she doesn't. To your other point, Bail Organa in AOTC is like Obi-Wan in TPM; not a whole lot to do, pretty much a cipher. And no, she is not the only formal character in that scene--nor is she a slab of wood either; "Chancellor, if I may I do not believe...". I only use that term in contrast to the way the main characters in the OT related to each other. Don't get the reference to Dorme; I think both she and Padme demonstrated a lot of restrained emotion in their parting. In the arena, this is my opinion but I liked the fact that they seemed much freer and more playful with each other after the love confession; it was really sweet that she kissed him after he saves her from the nexu, and I loved the 'diplomatic solution/aggressive negotiations' line! After all the complaints of her stiffness, when she finally opens up everyone starts complaining. Now I agree that to a degree it takes away from the seriousness of the larger battle, but I would first point to 3PO as the main culprit for that. As to the tumble, well, I admit I have no defense for that!