Ghenis, as I have not yet got a copy of Rebirth, I am going on what has been said about Rebirth by posters. Referring to Kyp, it is not so much that he is striking back at the Vong which does need to happen but the way he went about it, he lied to the people who's aid he was trying to enlist to strike at the Ship womb when if he had just asked for their assistance they could have struck at the Vong without Kyp's deception alienating the Jedi from allies within the New Republic Miltary and Senate. No-one likes being manipulated. Regarding Kyp & Luke is it just me or are they acting in the same way that Qui-Gon & Yoda did, with Kyp more concerned for the moment and Luke looking at a more long term approach. A balance between Kyp's and Luke's viewpoint is necessary to defeat the Vong and unite the Jedi. SuncrusherX regarding Obi-Wan & Yoda hiding during the Jedi Purges, it is unfair to judge their actions until we see their motives for hiding from the Emperor and his Jedi Hunters. Also it likely by the time the Jedi Purge began, the Emperor had appointed his allies/pawns in control of the Miltary & Governmental Hierachies so simply eliminating the Emperor & Vader would not defeat the Empire, one of their Subordinates would most likely take control. It needed a combination of a fully trained Jedi and a miltary strike force to wear down the Empire.