It wasn't that Luke was too old. It was that Luke was full of anger, reckless, hot-headed and when they first meet, arrogant. In short, he was a disappointment to him. He had hoped that Luke had matured and when he didn't, he let his feelings be known. Obi-wan had to defend him because he had a better impression of who Luke was, than Yoda. Yoda has only changed the rules when it comes to how old to train Jedi. Everything else still stands and that includes training two Padawans at once. Which leaves one Jedi. So all is good. As I said to sluggo, if both were trained at the same time and Leia is better able to pick up on the Force than Luke, that could very well lead to jealousy and anger on Luke's part. There's a reason the Code forbade two Padawans to one Master. If Luke became a Sith, then they would find another way to reach Leia. If not while she was conscious, then while asleep. She knows who Obi-wan is as her father spoke of him and she was sent to pick him up. And was excited when Luke said that he brought him along. She knew to trust him. I just said that. Whether she is killed or not, the fact is that so long as they don't know, she's safe. To Yoda and Obi-Wan, the ONLY two people that have any chance of stopping the Sith are Luke and Leia. If they are killed then that means the Sith will never be stopped and their rule will go on forever. So it makes zero sense for Yoda to waste his resources, esp when he has so few of them. Luke and Leia are valuable beyond belief to him and Obi-Wan. Say that the empire attacks and kills both Luke and Leia. Now Yoda and Obi-Wan are totally ****** as their last two hopes have died while they were sitting on their behinds.[/quote] Then they find another. Why, it's not like I go out and kill people. Or do I?