Originally Posted by DarthLinde
OK, lightsabers were around for over 4000 years, so how come through all that time, the Jedi and the Sith lords were the only two people smart enough to even think about using them. It's an all purpose tool being a sheild, sword, and metal cutter all in one. Yet, the jedi in all stupidity never once thought to train republic soldiers in using them. Same for the stormtroopers. Nineteen years with hardly any bother and the emperor never thought about training them to use them. If anyone knows anything about this, please tell me because it really bugs me.
Unless you can deflect blaster bolts or force run/jump to a foe before he pulls a weapon there useless, Obi-wan speaks of his as a way to focus one's self in the force, there a symbol as much as a weapon IMO