Originally posted by: R2-G2
I select answer #2, case closed. Lucas likes kids and as such feels the need to dumb things down.
If you can't see the difference between Anakin being trained as a Jedi during the hey-day of the Republic to be just-another-Jedi and Luke being trained during the galaxy's darkest hour for the sole purpose of fighting Vader and the Emperor, you're a complete idiot and this conversation is over.
All I can do is thank God you're not writing the new Star Wars scripts. Your idea was a fanboy cliché showing absolutely no imagination and zero character motivation.