Originally Posted by Kyūbi_Bijū
If Naruto has surpassed Kakashi, Naruto will have no further use for him. If he survives he will play a similar role to Iruka, just poppin in and out of the plot. he doesnt have much to offer now.
I have to disagree. Yes, narutos passed kakashi in power, rediculously. however, naruto needs someone to help him develop his skills to another level. "Why keep putting horses into the car instead of improving the driver". And since kakashi "IMO" is the most versitile and skilled shinobi in the village. Who better to help him? Not to mention naruto will eventualy develop his water affinity "educated guess" kakashi who also has a water affinity would be a great teacher.