Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud
He's totally testing his patience. He later says he's watched Luke for a long time and his mind was never focused, he was impatient, etc.
That's exactly what Yoda was testing during their initial encounter.
The sad part about this scene is that once again, Lucas negated it with the prequels. We were never shown Obi Wan as impatient or like Luke in any way, shape or form.
Oh, and then Yoda challenges Luke about his fear, which is something he abhors in the TPM.
Okay, but I think it's more likely that Lucas was just showing a cute muppet. Unless of course you have some evidence that was Lucas' actual intention...
I think the young people enjoy it when I "get down," verbally, don't you?