A major flaw?! When was it ever a problem to not act on emotions and be compassionate? Why should they free Shmi? Why Shmi in particular? Under what jurisdiction? He was taught to control his emotions instead of the other way around. That doesn't make someone awkward. In fact, when was Anakin ever awkward? Wait... what?! That happens when, exactly? The Jedi use their weapons as a last resort. That's the Jedi way. Choking a person is using the dark side to cause pain and suffering, nothing else. What mistakes? As in...? That's why they encourage love. You don't need attachment to love people. Your premise that Anakin fell because of the Jedi or their teaching is wrong, since the movies show otherwise.