That he even gave it anything of an explanation was the biggest disservice. Better to let it continue to be unexplained.
But the kid, jar-jar, the kid, the midichlorians, the non-speaking one-off villain, the kid, the pointless deviations to the story, the kid, and constantly going back to tatooine did me in for the prequels.
Oh and that kid annoyed the crap outta me. I think I forgot to mention that.