We know Palpatine's goal was to mould the perfect Sith, and Dooku and Maul were expendable pawns. Reading ROTS novel, you see Palpatine actually cared for Anakin, too, and he never cared for his other apprentices. Anyway, let's say hypothetically, Anakin lost the plot a little bit earlier (sometime during the Clone Wars) and stormed into the Chancellor's office complaining about the Jedi (like he always did) and said he was falling to the Dark Side. Would Palpatine have sped up his Galactic Empire ploy and formed it quicker by ending the Clone Wars? Would Palpatine have revealed his true identity to Anakin in this scenario and have him kill Dooku so he can become his Sith apprentice? What would have been the likely outcome.