Thanks to all who replied re: my issue of Genesis and other objects looking funny and blocky… I’ve been trying to get back to the thread… ok it took me A LONG TIME to find the “Tool Settings” dialog box, which for me *under Windows Vista* looks a lot different: under “Draw Style” I only have “Bounding Box & Surface” or “Bounding Box Only” as my choices and it’s displayed a bit differently than the screen shot that Szark provided. There’s nothing anywhere that looks like a Manipulator “Off” switch.
Since my first post I’ve downloaded one of the betas, 135 or 137 IIRC, and DAZ Studio is at least not crashing outright, which is what it was doing for most of the summer.
To get Poser Debut to sort of work I have been physically dragging .CR2 and .PPZ or .PP2 files into the workspace (I believe those are the ones) and that’s helped.
Other computers are working a bit better but one has unrelated issues in the Preview window.