@Joesolo: Probably because it's hard to manufacture in large quantities.
Anywho, according to the episode guide, it seems there's some animosity brewing between Anakin and the Jedi Council. Look here, under "Relationships": http://starwars.com/explore/the-clone-wars/ep416/#!/about
"Anakin Skywalker is furious thar Rako Hardeen, Obi-Wan's killer, has escaped. The Jedi Council will not send him to apprehend the killer, and won't inform him of their plans, much to his frustration."
And if you click on Palpatine, it says: "Chancellor Palpatine counsels Anakin during his time of grief and anger. The kind Chancellor offers what advice he can give to the powerful young Jedi."
Interesting. Perhaps this whole arc is suppose to strengthen Anakin's relationship with Palpatine more while creating a rift between him and the Jedi Council. I won't get my hopes up, but if this is the case, then count me excited for this week's episode.
edited 24th Jan '12 6:50:50 PM by Stevron
Sony fan here.