you know, it was hard to think of him at first. but once i read the complete series, and read twilight again, i realized that he was going to portray edward well. it feels like i've watched every single thing online about rob, twilight, stephanie, the movie, etc. and when i read the books i realized that the only one who knows what edward is like, is bella, and well, yes of course stephanie. love is blind, as we can all attest to that concept. bella sees edward the way she wants to see him. as 'in love' as we all are with the families of twilight, we do not know everything. of course everyone notices different things about the ones we love. for instance, my exboyfriend was the only one to ever notice how i pop my jaws when i'm nervous, or that my eyes are actually grey instead of green, or that i never laughed the same way twice. he was the only one who ever pointed these things out to me. and bella/stephanie are pointing things out about edward that she sees as important. the 'crooked little smile' that is so infamous for example. we all choose what we want to notice or see in someone. and apparently rob has the qualities that stephanie and the casting directors saw in edward.