While i would have liked more of Lee, i thought his early death made sense. It allows Palpatine to quickly manipulate Anakin, because he sees that Anakin is willing to carry out his orders/ (killing Dooku). I like the duel at the beginning of the film, its a nice change of pace. The excess of duels in ROTS made up for the lackluster duels in AOTC Another great thing about AOTC: It gave us a new lightsaber color! Kill that disgustingly bland palette of blue and green!