they definitely loved him. harry wasn't the only kid whose life was affected by parent love<--That's totally the point, though. She wanted to show that initially, Draco and Harry were exactly the same. it's like the whole nature/nurture theory. They had the same lives but skewed in different directions by voldemort and dumbledore.
“Well she got me the job at Potter, practically, so for anyone who doesn’t know that story, I basically owe everything to Maggie Smith because I worked with her on David Copperfield and then she came on to Potter as McGonagall and said to the director, ‘You need to audition this boy.’ So I kind of owe her everything, so to Maggie I just say my fairy godmother.” —Daniel Radcliffe “Daniel was so lovely to work with. I’m so glad I insisted they see him for the part.” —Maggie Smith