Hmm, 'twould appear that even the adult Malfoys can learn something; one would hope that Draco might start actually thinking now and clean up his act (unlikely, granted, but possible).
I do like the way things are developing nicely between Harry & Hermione; they complement each other well. By acquainting her with his true age, Harry found a clean way of defusing any jealosy she might have, as well as giving her more reason to see him in an attractive light. That he's willing to share 'most all his secrets has to mean something to her, too.
I love the idea that Harry finds a different approach to hunting that one horcrux; esp. since he's using a different outlook/perspective than the others. I don't think Tom's going to appreciate just how many have been removed from the "board". Nor will he appreciate the new players that are making his efforts so much more difficult.