The fact that you escalated even further in some unknown direction, and somehow won at the end, does not change the fact that you are an idiot.
Quirreld doesn't know Harry didn't have a plan, perhaps it was a wise move to win a fight he knew he could win.
On the other hand, maybe he didn't make clear that he could lose, so the next person to fight him will just try to kill him outright.
What do you think?
constant drain on your magic
Much as I would have liked this kind of comment I don't remember anyone talking about people having quantities of magic.
Here you will learn free Transfiguration from the very start, which requires that you cast the spell wordlessly, by holding the subject form, the target form, and the transformation within your own mind.
Again this would be good, but if I remember correctly wordless spells aren't taught for ages in the books.
I genuinely think these would be inprovements but I was under the impression that everything except harry was mean to be the same. I take it's that's not the case - ie that EY is trying to impose rules on the large things and push the smaller cases in line with those rules?