This is my first post on this site, and I must say it's a lot more exciting than I expected. Tempers running high and all that!
Me, I take all of this as a bit of fun, with nothing certain until Lego announce it.
Quite pleased with the leaked/ speculated/ guessed sets and minifigure lists, although I'd rather swap the Clocktower Krum for someone else.
What I'm really hoping is that the Clocktower set is a large castle piece, and another step towards getting close to a minifigure scale version of the microscale Hogwarts, not just a long connected line of bits and pieces. If is is Yule Ball themed, I wonder if the Christmas parts will be changeable so it's not stuck on Christmas Eve?
Like lots of others have said, fewer Harrys and more non-Gryffindor students would be brilliant - Crabb, Goyle, Pansy Parkinson, Colin Creevey, Justin Finch-Fletchley, Padma, Anthony Goldstein - there's a battle pack or ten out there if Lego would only start making them.
In the meantime, I'll enjoy this forum while I wait for some definite revelations to appear.