Where did fans get the idea that the Force was “mysterious” and “open to interpretation”? To a jedi there’s nothing mysterious about the Force and midi-chloreans are not bacterial infections they’re what helps a jedi connect to the force because it’s an energy field created by all living things, which are made up of — wait for it — bacteria! And in a wide-spanning galaxy jedi needed to perform midi-chlorean tests so that they can be sure the babies they bring back to the temple have jedi potential. What are they supposed to do, guess? You might as well say Jesus was the messiah simply because he was a good speaker.