Let's take a look at some of the more famous and influential Hufflepuffs:
- Nymphadora Tonks - Tonks was sorted into Hufflepuff and went on to be a member of the Ministry of Magic. She was a talented Auror who worked with Mad Eye Moody and was a member of the New Order of the Phoenix. She fought bravely at the Battle for Hogwarts.
- Cedric Diggory - This Hufflepuff was a participant in the Tri-Wizard Tournament alongside Harry. He was a fair competitor, house prefect and seeker for the house Quidditch team. He was, as most can attest, the quintessential Hufflepuff.
- Susan Bones - Susan was a member of Dumbledore's Army and a loyal supporter of Harry Potter. She comes from a long line of great wizards and her Aunt was Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement.
Even if Helga Hufflepuff took all "the rest." Nowhere does it say that the rest implies mediocrity. I believe that a Hufflepuff would rather lose than cheat. They would rather help a friend achieve greatness than be great themselves. I believe that Helga Hufflepuff had high morals and she accepted "the rest" because it was the right thing to do. No one house is inferior to another and though both the movie and book series are over, it is time that people put this prejudice behind them. With the release of Pottermore, maybe we will see a whole new side of Hufflepuff, non?
Oh, and according to canon, Neville Longbottom marries Hannah Abbott, who is a Hufflepuff and fellow member of Dumbledore's Army.
People, don't hate, appreciate! And if you still have doubts, just watch this: