Harry is now without guidance. It was difficult enough to go after the one horcrux WITH Dumbledore. Harry wouldn't have been able to make it into the cave without him. He's learning that he has to do things on his own, but I wonder if he'll have a sort of new mentor, or if dumbledore will have left him something more to help him? Maybe his portrait? And could the portrait actually help harry? I think JKR states that the portraits are merely imprints and mostly repeat catch phrases. Maybe fawkes will be of some help. What do you all think?
Sorry this is such a lame discussion. But the locket and snape topics have been discussed to death.