The real problem with people fussing over Pluto all the time is it represents the priorities of the public - preserving traditions rather than accepting facts. The pursuit of science is about building a sustainable catalog of truths, and there is no advantage in altering truths to appease nostalgia.
Just the facts.
It bewilders me how little we have advanced so far as humans despite our enormous potential.
In the U.S, which is arguably more liberal than most, we are a mere two human lifespans past a time when it was legally acceptable to own another human being. On the planet overall it is estimated that well over 20 million people are still slaves to others. Right now.
In the “civilized” United States, we are still quibbling over giving people the basic right to marry each other. In a nation founded by people who immigrated here, we do our best to block our borders from those who would like to do the same. We battle against laws that aim to provide our own population with basic healthcare. We make education a colossal and financially crippling expense, while we spend three times any other country on our military. We kill people over the belief in imaginary deities while we cut funding for science and cast doubt on its fundamental truths. We fight laws to limit access to guns while thousands die from them every month. We give the authorities more power even while we watch them egregiously abuse it. We defeat laws to change our use of energy while we race toward self-caused climate change that will have devastating consequences for our species, and that has already eradicated so many others.
If we ever are replaced by a better sentient species, it will look back on ours and say that it was not an asteroid, a climate change, or any other natural event that killed us off. It was our species’ individual selfishness and collective short-sightedness.