That's what I like best about Craftster - there's good-natured discussion and disagreements! I haven't really seen any craziness since I've been here. I'm sure that there is some, but nothing noticeable.
Just to let everyone know - we now have 27 people signed up. There is a newbie who will have her time in on the last day of signups and I've agreed to let her in at that time. So we'll see how it goes. We may end up with more than 30 since we have awhile to go on signup time!
Yes, we do have to be careful so as not to spoil anyone's surprise. I know that at least one person here just recently finished the 6th book. We discussed the BIG surprise out of that book in PM's instead of in the thread.
Once we get partners, you can decide if you want to craft for one fave character or two or whatever you two are comfortable with. We just want to make the crafting specific to characters and not houses. Favorite house is a separate swap that we'll be doing down the line - was it 3rd on the list?
I think that the 'ship swap was down toward the middle of the list. I think it's funny when people get so outrages over someone making fun of their favorite 'ship. They take it so personally. Me, I know that a lot of people are just icked out by Snape/Hermione, but that's ok with me.