Through all of LotF, Luke is portrayed variously as an incredible pilot, an incredible warrior/duelist, & a very powerful Jedi Grand Master. Seems like his skills have not only not atrophied over the years, but have increased by orders of magnitude. Interestingly, from the timelines I make Luke's age during LotF to be roughly the same as Obi-Wan's in ANH. Luke's still kicking A$$ & taking names, but Obi-Wan is relegated to the role of "crazy old wizard"... I realize that Obi-Wan is effectively hiding from a Sith duo that's already once defeated the Yoda/Obi-Wan duo, & that Luke & Leia are viewed as the last/best hope to defeat the Sith. So Obi-Wan's primary goal has to be to protect Luke so he can ultimately be trained to face Sidious & Vader. And that involves not bringing any untoward attention to himself or Tatooine. But he's an exalted Jedi Master... what's he been doing in the meanwhile? Per Luke's characterization in LotF, Obi-Wan should still have significant force abilities (even if his ceiling was never as high as Luke's)... I haven't read much from the period between RotS & ANH... are there any EU materials that chronicle Obi-Wan making a difference with his Jedi skills? Arguably he sacrifices himself in ANH to force Luke to claim the Jedi mantle... Is that the most productive use of Obi-Wan's life at that time? I understand Out of Universe this is the result of extending Jedi's active lives so more stories can be written... are there any explanations In Universe? I moved this to Lit from EUC since it fits better here.