Angels have the Phone Box
Yes, I updated, because I wanted to see how that would go - if some of my issues would go away - and then clean install only if I have to. And, yes, I can say most every issue I had is gone, with the exception of the alphabet on the start menu and a couple minor things.
I've finally got my audio working with Cortana, my AMD video drivers....I am really not looking forward to going through all that again, but I may have to. @Kari - I even have Expression video working and am looking forward to doing more "how to" vids!