Why does Yoda flee in his fight with Sidious? Given the sacrifices made by Qui Gon and Obi Wan (Qui Gon in Ep 1, Obi Wan in Ep 4), along with the way Mace Windu handled himself, shouldn't Yoda have tried to take out the Emperor, even if it cost him his own life? It's not like he ever went back to try and finish the job. Killing Palapatine then and there would have saved twenty years of an Imperial dictatorship. In the pecking order of greatest Jedis, Yoda belongs beneath Qui Gon, Obi Wan, Mace, and Luke. He was great, but all of those Jedis were more committed to the ultimate cause. I suggest the Prequel Trilogy has very much diminished Yoda's overall contribution to the big picture. In fact, his only truly great moment was when he came to rescue the Jedis at Geonosis. His attitude towards Anakin in Ep I was terrible and created distance between Annie and the Council, his attempt to solve the Sith mystery never amounted to anything, and his advice to Anakin in Ep III was awful and partially led to his downfall. And then in the end, he flees in his fight with Sidious, and then he goes into hiding for twenty years. Is this really the Yoda I grew up with? By the way, this is not an anti-prequels stance in any sense. I love the Prequels and respect them as equals to the OT. This is simply an observation.