Set Harth wrote:
The natural reaction is, "So what if he came back to the side of good? HE'S STILL A JERK!"
Yeah, who cares about the whole saving the galaxy thing?
The point is that he died in saving the galaxy, but few people would say, "Aw, what a shame, too bad he couldn't have lived" once they see what a jerk he was. There's nothing to mourn.
By contrast, Gollum died saving the world, but he had enough depth and characterization that people can still feel sorry for him... more or less...