I'm one of those people who is still annoyed about that tiny but in a way significant detail. It makes Dumbledore more eccentric and off his rocker than he really was. It bothers me, and it always will. If that makes me a crazy HP fan, then so be it.
I just imagine Helga Hufflepuff, a sweet witch with sun-gold hair, sitting cross-legged on the floor with plans for Hogwarts spread all around her, idly eating a pear and petting a tiny baby badger in her lap.