Re: Naruto as Jinchuuriki - Questions
One thing you guys have to realize is that you guys give too much personality to the Third Hokage and the citizens of Konoha. You have to remember that things are WRITTEN to be a certain way.
Naruto is a character in a story. Him being hated gave him a drive to learn everything up until Sage Mode, him being Kage level at the time. Him striving to fight Sasuke was what allowed him to subjugate the Kyuubi, which enhanced him even further.
It's just plot. Kishimoto probably reads these threads and is thinking "I wasn't even thinking about all that".
Kishimoto is a human, who forgets to put things down. I don't worship him like a God, nor do I think the OP does. But many here go as far as to put SCIENCE into ninjutsu, or SCIENCE in the Naruto world in general. I am aware of the science used in SOME elements of Naruto, but we forget that this is a world that was CREATED by a human.
Your question was well thought out and great. If Kishimoto DID plan out the thing where Jinchuuriki were to be used as weapons, I would say that the Third, being peaceful, just wanted Naruto to try to live as normally as possible. He never hated Naruto, but he was likely too busy being a Kage to play an active role in Naruto's life.