Would you rather of had him crash thousands of miles away and show a 45 minute scene of Luke dragging RDD2 through the mud and cursing the force and saying how he should have listened to his Uncle Owen and stayed behind another season and then going to the academy or would you rather have had a "Near Yoda landing" and have a cute couple of minutes scene of Yoda screwing with his head???
Every Jedi must consult Yoda before he can be a true Jedi. Ben simply "got the message" to Luke. The Force guided Luke to the right place, without him conciously knowing it. Like in TPM, they are in the bongo and Jar Jar says,"wheresa wesa going?" And Qui-Gon says, "Don't worry, the force will guide us." Same idea here.
Yoda probably sensed Lukes arrival with the force. Since Luke would have no idea where Yoda was, and no way of finding out (Yoda was in hiding, after all), Yoda simply used the force to take control of Lukes X-Wing (notice how it's controls stopped working on the way down), and guided it to the exact spot that he wanted Luke to land.
That does make sense...I just remember that when I was younger I wondered how he found Yoda, especially with Luke's sensors displaying, "massive life-form readings." Maybe I should stop worrying about the technical world and discover my inner connection to the "Force."
Yoda is a Jedi Master and he used the force to bring Luke's ship down on Dagobagh into the swamp so that Yoda could test Luke on the force of bringing the ship out of the swamp (Do or do not, there is no try). Which means that if Yoda used the force, then he could crash Luke's ship anywhere, so he chose to do it next to his house. What do you think?
What do you mean he lands 'where the life form is?' Dagobah is a swamp planet crawling with a myriad of creatures. You see a lot of them in the film for goodness sake! He couldn't land 'where the life form is' because there's thousands of them!
And it's not a slip up anyway because the Force would've guided him and it makes for a more interesting film that way.
So Icepick , why then, when Luke says he is looking for someone, Yoda says "Yoda, you seek Yoda" as if he didn't know why Luke was there. Then drags him through the swamp to his little hut. Was he just trying to find out if Luke was dedicated to the Force before letting on who he really was? Maybe Ben told Yoda that Luke was coming and somehow guided him the right spot. He could have been just incredibly lucky he landed next door.