You just said what I did. And as far as the mystique of the Force, Yoda's comments to Luke make it feel, to me, like only a special few have this innate ability to harness the abilities the Force provides. Midi-chlorian counts make it feel like there is a requirement. Much like a high SAT score. Just scoring high on a test does not mean someone is inherently going to be intelligent. That side note on why Anakin was special could have been accomplished in a better way. Much like how Biggs raves about Luke being the best bush pilot in the outer rim. We didn't need to see how many womprats Luke had bulls-eyed to verify.