I do agree the factory action scene is one of the lowest points of the Saga, but at least with its droid non sense removed I think it works well to transition from getting off the ship to Dooku’s meeting. I would however keep the saber destruction, just to clarify Anakin has no choice but to surrender.
Hal, since you’re going to put back some Drax/Dinner scene, wouldn’t it be a good opportunity to insert the droid toxic dart analysis deleted scene ? I remember it was sfx finished. Well, not sure about that.