For the win, Jr. I think you nailed the psychology on that one. I'm no Sith Lord, but I think if I were to join an organization and be looked at constantly as an outsider who couldn't be trusted I would eventually flip them the middle finger too. I can understand the Jedi Council's reservations about his age, but to take him on and then just kind of exclude him, or distrust an innocent child with nothing to back it up, was just silly. And the comment about following up on an unorthodox student was excellent. They know he's different and "can't be trusted" but they stick him at the forefront of their important wars and give him the position of spying on his close mentor Palpatine? So to recap, they don't trust him with Palpatine, feel the dark side is surrounding Palpatine, feel Anakin can't handle it, then put him in a pivotal position of spying on him? Yeah that's a wise tactical move for the Jedi Council. Palpatine may not have cared about Anakin personally, but neither did the Jedi Council. Obi-Wan loved him, sure, but to stop in at Padme's apartment when he wasn't there to discuss how Anakin was doing and leave stuff of his behind was a really bad move on his part.