Continuity is great, but Star Wars shouldn’t always be vehemently beholden to every part of itself, and Obi-Wan shows how loosening those restraints ever so slightly can be a net positive.
The wider story of Star Wars isn’t unimportant, but that broader narrative shouldn’t handicap the smaller or more personal ones told in these kinds of shows.
Tiny retcons likely began with Return of the Jedi following Obi-Wan Kenobi’s infamous “from a certain point of view” speech.
Star Wars has tried to bend to previous lines and it hasn’t always worked out.
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