Do you know who writes that stuff in the StarWars.com? It's fans, it's not George Lucas. The SW.com is made by LFL you do know that right? Know on to this: openmind: Ani is right. Basing on the movie, it was Anakin's first assignment on his own. Thus, he couldn't escape earlier from his Jedi training and work with Obi Wan to save his mother. Later Anakin blames Obi Wan for holding him back, which of course is incorrect of Anakin to think so. Obi Wan follows the rules "we will do as the Council has intructed". Speaking of the "too old" bit, if you see the Younglings, they seem to be even younger than Anakin from TPM. That's pretty much how I see it.