I disagree, mainly because of your comment, “ We’re told at many points in the Prequels that Anakin Skywalker was ‘the chosen one’ — the Jedi who would bring balance to the force. Not only was this obviously false…” In actuality Anakin was the final bringer of balance, until it was set off balance again. It was Anakin, not Luke, that killed Darth Sideous (Palpetine). Star Wars lore says there are only ever two Sith, one teacher and one student; when one dies, another takes his/her place. Palpetine had grown far too powerful, outliving many of his students, and his death brought balance to the Force, carried out by Anakin (the Chosen One).