I think the best jedi masters are not the stuffy holier-than-thou types who sit at the top of some giant tower and boss people around. The ones who travel the galaxy, going places and seeing things and meeting people are the ones I like. Or they can hermit themselves away from the civilized galaxy to develop a more personal relationship with the force. I think developing one's force potential in the jedi order is like trying to find god in a church; you're only going to find the god that the clergy shows you. That's this fellow's philosophy, and he's all the better for it.
Then again, he's better off learning at the temple than as a sith. Those guys have MAJOR issues, lol.