Hmmm, Darin, I guess I might be a little confused on what your (and Paidion's?) assertion is with regard to the Holy Spirit. So, let's back-track a bit...
First, are we in agreement that, whatever and whoever the Holy Spirit is, that He has a mind?
Secondly, are we in agreement that, whatever and whoever the Holy Spirit is, that He has a will?
Lastly, are we in agreement that any "thing" that has a mind and a will is a "person"? (That is, are we in agreement that, for our purposes here, a working definition for "person"-- perhaps we need to start here, with the definition of "person"!-- is an "individual with a mind and a will"?)
And, so, if we are in agreement with those points (are we?), then can we not simply assert that the Holy Spirit is a "person" (He/It fits the definition of "person")?
If so, the NEXT question is...WHO is this Person? Is He the same as the Father? Is He the same as the Son? Or is He a distinct person from both?
Is there something missing/lacking in this line of reasoning/questioning I have laid down here?
"Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now, and always, and unto the ages of ages. Amen."