@shroudofsorrow: I don't think it's fair to say that Revan lacks that level of versatility. If we take Kreia's word, he knew all of this and more before he even left the Jedi Order. Undoubtedly, by this time he'd be quite a bit ahead of them in "versatility".
@lunacyde: Most people think of direct democracy when they hear the word "democracy"? I would've thought most people would instinctively recall the democratic systems largely in place around the world, namely representative democracies.