Originally Posted by Ryan
To be honest, I wouldn't have liked it if Han Solo had killed off Vader either if that helps...lol.
Fair enough. But for all intents and purposes of Episode IV, Han is the one who "beat" or "dealt with" Vader. If there had never been a sequel than that shot of his Tie Advanced rolling out of control would be have the last we saw of Vader. Whereas in TDKR, Batman had already handily defeated Bane in the way that mattered.
Anyway, I know this won't change your mind about Bane's death- just trying to put it in a different context so you can maybe see where I and others are coming from.