Nature v Instrumentalised specialisation is one of the key themes of Star Wars. In Phantom Menace the droids are a threat to the mostly stable and harmonious but softening galactic order, but they're knocked down by The Jedi (who are the paragons of the natural law of the universe) and the naboo/gungan alliance (high culture/civilisation and nature uniting to fight to perverted unnatural culture). The seeds of the downfall of the republic and natural order are sown here, as Padme pushes Naboo on the path towards its own instrumentalisation for the sake of survival. To defeat the droids and CIS to some extent they have to become them. The peaceful gungans rally their army, the fancy elaborately uniformed naboo palace staff start waging Secret Service style action gun battles. They're far from monsters, just the teeth of nature at this point.
But Attack of the Clones is the next escalation of this phenomena. The CIS aren't fucking around, they're led by a Sith advisor, Darth Tyranus.
Tangent on Count Dooku, All of those sensitive to the 'force' in Star Wars can be thought of as representing the same types as the psychic movies of the 70s. Carrie, Scanners, The Fury. They're the extra-sensitive and full of potential paragons of nature. There's a line in Scanners that lays this all out. "We were the dream, he's the nightmare." The antagonist in that movie is more or less The Emperor/a Sith. The most sensitive and capable members of society have many paths open to them. They can be driven insane by their sensitivity to their environments, they can become heroic servants of the greater flourishing of the whole world (jedi), or they can decide that the great plan written on our hearts is a muddled lie and live for their own great works (sith).
who has gone rogue, also tied into our own history's most sensitive, being a Count. Think of how many revolutions are fuelled by aristocrats.),