Two conceptions I often hear/read about ROTS: 1) We're never shown how powerful Anakin is because he isn't shown in combat with another Jedi except for Obi-wan, and he loses that battle. 2) Mace is not given enough credit and goes out in a "poorly choreographed" scene like a punk when Anakin betrays him. Mace is not given a chance to show his skills except against Sidious. My thread solves both of these problems. Instead of Anakin chopping Mace's hand off, he blocks the saber strike and then fights Mace until he's finished. Perhaps this would have made the scene better, to see Anakin fully realize his potential by killing Mace. That would show his power, and could you imagine the tension between those two?! Sidious would let the battle rage and watch his apprentice?s new skills, but also be ready to step in and blast Mace if necessary. Also, as an added bonus. it would help slow down Anakin's turn, which many deem to be "too sudden." This would solve two of the main complaints that people have about the movie.