Call me crazy, but with growing up with the OT, I always had the impression that both the Emperor and Yoda represented the 2 extreme sides of the force. Each were powerful, but the Emperor used decite, and manipulation, wheras Yoda used Knowledge and Wisdom. I always thought that both Yoda and the Emperor were so powerful in their ways that they were above ALL wepons, even if they were a more elegant weapon and weren't as clumsy or random as a blaster. I am very dissapointed that both Yoda and Palpatine used lightsabers because my whole impression is shattered. The fact that they used lightsabers takes away their "mistique". Am I the only one who feels this way?