I agree w/ Mia... (i.e. Anakin is probably one of the best generals clone troopers can hope for).
He leads his men from the forefront; and takes on the toughest challanges himself.
The show and/or books have depicted him as being very sensitive to the clones' service and sacrifice.
I think it has been shown that his care and deocication to his men; is making him doubt his role (and the jedi-role, in general), in the war.
I think they're trying to show that this type of "attachment" is yet another factor contributing to his dark-side downfall.
And, did Vader ever kill everyday Stormtroopers? I thought he just put the occasional squeeze
on some of his incompetent officers.
And, even if he did; by that point he was pretty twisted from the whole killing his pregnant wife, a temple full of little kids, getting incinerated by lava, etc. (Stuff like that proabably takes its toll on a man).
Other than that, the Season 4 troopers look cool so far. I like the shields; and, even the scuba suits.
Those crazy airhoses do seem a little superfluous, though. - Supposeldy, (at least according to KT), their Armor is air tight, and enviro-controlled, etc. - Any additional air-supply can be tubed in through the back, or under the arm, etc.
- It's like they're going for the UDT frogman look