This is definitely one point i shall agree with, killing off the children was rather contrived and pathetic, and the fact that you have only left 12 Jedi in the whole order left over, i was kinda expecting more. Yes, Luke is in a far better position than he was after ROTJ, but not by much. I mean, there is what, Luke, Mara, Jacen, Anakin, Jaina, Leia (maybe) Malachor as well, maybe. Tahiri, that Malachor guy, if you didn't kill him....and some others who i can't conceive of yet. Now i may not know much of the Star Wars EU, I only know as much as possible up to the rediscovery of Outbound Flight, but i somehow do not think that everything has been totally ruined by this course of action. It make it extremely dark, and hit the point home....and isn't it a distortion of Malig's views?... I only think that killing the children was a step too far....or at least have some of them survive. Yes, Anakin/Vader slaughtered many of the padawans, but i believe that K'Kruhk hid a few dozen or so in the Hidden Jedi Temple....and we have not heard a lick out of them since. But at least there was more hope.