Heh, I agree with the others, the scene with the Goblet was most excellent. I do think that a lot of plotters are going to be taken by surprise as matters evolve. I do agree with that line at the end, sometimes the best move is the "least dangerous" as opposed to "safe" in that an overconcern with safety severely limits your options.
It should be interesting to see where Hermione's researchs, quite possibly with further guidance/assistance, from Luan head and what she finds. I suspect there are going to be a lot of very surprised people when all is said and done.
I have to wonder if, seeing Pansy, Draco isn't having second thoughts; not that they'll do him much good at the moment. Too, if he has consumated things with Pansy, I doubt it's going to do her much benefit given who they assoicate with.