Well, yes, I know that! I'm just suggesting that perhaps this arc is retroactively reinforcing that idea. Its in the same vein as the Rako Hardeen and Fugitive Ahsoka arcs that pit Anakin against the Jedi Council, leading to Anakin considering the exit door. By ROTS, he's practically got one foot out the door, as he's wrestling with the reality of raising a child, possibly by himself if his wife dies. Likewise, the greater arc of Savage and Maul, Sith villains for a time, retroactively give weight to Obi-Wan's line, "Chancellor, Sith Lords are our specialty." Its a damn shame Maul and Talzin will go unresolved. (And Boba, too!!!) Where's my pitchfork or torch?