Also, anyone else a little creeped out by the implication that it's somehow wrong to identify with Atticus and Scout because they're "Gryffindor-like" (even though Atticus is definitely more Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff)? Not as creepy as the whole "Emmett Till deserved it because he was popular" thing, but still.
Yup. The whole thing with 'her kinship is to Ginny, Hermione, Lupin, Harry, Lily and Dumbledore (all Gryffindors) rather than Snape' gets me because she seems to be saying that it's somehow wrong to identify with these characters and their struggles, that the author choosing to feel 'kinship' for those characters 'rather than Snape' is some sort of personal disservice or moral failing on JKR's part.
To them it is, because as far as they are concerned anyone sorted into Gryffindor is always "Chaotic Evil" no mater what they do, or what their motivations are.
Snape, Petunia, and the poor woobie slytherins are the unfortunate victims of the horrible Gryffindor regime, rattlesnakeroot, and her ilk are the only super special smartest ones who see the truth! The pyramids were built by ALIENS!Snape was the real hero, and only moral character!