Here's what really sucks...
The opening crawl to ROTS says, "there's heroes and villains on both sides..."
How about taking the ROTS crawl,a nd just working off that?
I've said it before, and it still stands. The 2D Clone Wars shorts were miles superior.
It doesn't help though that Lucas made characters like Grievous pretty chumpy in the films too. Grievous, in the 2D toon, had Jedi ******** their pants.
Lucas even set up the premise that Jedi aren't super heroes himself, in TPM, and he really didn't play that up either. They did a little better with that whole Lair of Grievous bit and the Mon Cal mail-away figure. That was a great figure, a great promo, and a great story arc. It set Dooku up as a bit of a sadistic boss. It set Grievous up as tougher than just a slightly smarter battledroid with emphazima, and it let some actual fear creep into the show.
To me, the show's height was Landing at Point Rain... War, war, war. Action, action, action. Clones and droids dying left and right. It's been downhill from there IMO with a few spikes of ok.
If you do a cutesy one-off episode (3PO/R2 one, whatever), fine. But only ONE! One a season, and only one.
How they went from the greatness of the sinking of Separatist version of the "Bismark", to where this show is now, is really just hard to wrap my mind around. The map was there. This has to be what happens when Lucas is too involved. Only he could make me look at the Disney buy-out as nothing but a positive thing. Someone's there to say, "uh, yeah, no", or at least that's my hope.