Well I took the plunge and did a sidegrade to Poser 2012, for $256.54 and installed SP3..
I still can not get the bones to rotate correctly for the thumb and pinky :(
See images below..
Fenric did say that these utilities wont work on all Poser characters but I believe that he has has a lot more success with Tyler than I have ( given the fact that hes awesome and I am learning there is no suprise there! ;P ) strange!
I thought I was rotating the wrong bones/pivot points but as you will see from the images, the pinky knuckle pivot point is in the wrong place, too high up in to the hand!
Also, (regarding the thumb) the middle knuckle (rthumb3) being rotated results in the thumb going out of shape!
Given the fact that Fenric knows so much and I know so little, where the heck can I be going wrong now?