I too think it would be best if Yoda remained a mystery and wasn’t a head of the council etc.
That he didn’t chose swampy forest because of an exile, but as a place to test himself, or a seclusion while he explores the Force, entire place for younger jedies should be sort of a pilgrimage where he decides are they worthy or not to be trained by him.
Didn’t he say he had a council on who was to be trained in ESB though?
“My own counsel will I keep, on who is to be trained!”
Counsel =/= Council
That’s just an interpretation though. He could have full well meant council.
The Script says:
YODA Ready, are you? What know you of ready? For eight hundred years have I trained Jedi. My own counsel will I keep on who is to be trained! A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind.
They’re completely different words.
Wait, Yoda has his own personal council? Cool!
I’ll bet he also has very strict Principals.