Re: New Star Wars animated show "Rebels" coming fall 2014
A 10 year jump would also makes things interesting if they bring back Ahsoka, which I'm sure they'll do.
It'll also allow enough time for boy Luke and girl Leia to be old enough to be getting into trouble (in Luke's case) and becoming educated about and aware of galactic and Imperial politics (in Leia's). Plus, it'll allow Obi-Wan (now "old Ben") to have aged enough during his exile to look and act more like Alec Guinness.
Human instinct is pretty strong. You can't expect us to change overnight.
-Captain Jonathan Archer, 2151