"...it is possible that they are nice people, regardless of being sorted into Slytherin."
I find this a dubious statement. The defining characteristic of Slytherin House is supposed to be "ambition", not "evil"; Horace Slughorn, Head of Slytherin House before his retirement and again during the 1997 school year, though not a very pleasant person isn't remotely evil. One thing about Book 6 is that it finally tore away from the simplistic "Gryffindor good, Slytherin bad" nonsense. -- RobertATfm (talk) 02:05, October 22, 2012 (UTC)