Re: What would you have done differently?
The films should've been 'The Adventures of Obi-Wan Kenobi' with Anakin as a background character who Ben stumbles upon on an adventure. Anakin, when first encountered, should've been an older teenager. A charismatic but reckless character who helps Ben out of a scrape and displays his uncanny force powers (as a pilot in a chase?) in doing so. And then you build the story from there. So many possibilities such as, Anakin is the half brother of Owen Lars who share the same mother (Anakins father remains a mystery) who both grow up on the homestead. Yoda IS Obi-Wans master and teacher. Clones as the ENEMY of the Republic. Maul as the Sith enemy throughout the trilogy with Sidious only hinted at in 1. Revealed in II. And plays a prominent role in III to name a few.