MRK wrote:My view of it all is this:
Bella and Edward have the deep true love thing...Bella and Jacob have the true friendship thing. The more and more Bella came to terms with what it actually meant to become a vampire, the more in love with Jake she fell. I think what she was in love with was not Jake, but the idea of the HUMAN life she could have with Jake. Once she faced the loss of her human life, she lost "that" love for Jake.
You know, MRK, you're right. I hadn't thought of it that way before, but I realize now that I too have been thinking of Team Edward vs. Team Jacob as really, Team Vampire vs. Team Human. I like Edward's personality better than Jacob's, but I would have picked Jacob and the human life over becoming a vampire. Thanks for pointing that out!