Astro mentioned that my site was still buggy – the main problem is that WP 2.2 added native support for Widgets, which breaks when combined with my preferred theme K2’s implementation of “sidebar modules” (also a form of widgets). The long and short of it is that I have to wait until the K2 people release a new version (the latest nightly build did nothing for me). Until then I am going a bit retro; I’m using the Widgets because they are there but I really miss K2’s SBM functionality, it’s so much more powerful. Wouldn’t it be nice if K2 could spin off SBM as an extension to Widgets so all of this would be theme independent?
anyway, gripes aside, everything works now (since I’m giving up on K2 for the present). So comment away!