Actually, TimeThief, only half the issue has been resolved - the half I predicted, and not the connection from the tag cloud to the actual posts. I don't quite understand your issue here, apart from an apparent inability to read closely.
And atthe404: "dissing the volunteers?" What are you talking about? I responded to a sarcastic, snippy post from TTTS, who did not understand that I was posting MY problem in order to provide a record on the forum for people with similar problems. That way, we can all share information, FIGURE OUT if an issue is widespread or specific, and make the best use of everyone's time, particularly the poor Support team being barraged by "look at my blog" requests right now. When I read pathetic attempts at sarcasm (the repetition, the dreaded "ummmm"), I don't get the feeling that someone is trying to be helpful. TTTS provided me with no useful information, and later on, in fact, misread my update. If that's an example of pleasant volunteerism, I'll pass.
As far as patience goes, for heaven's sake. Recording a problem is the first step on the way to a solution. I don't spend time on this forum (mainly because I can read a FAQ), but it seems to me that waiting several days AFTER you notice an issue that many people are having BEFORE issuing a direct call for help to Support is, in fact, not only prudent but patient.
And all of this pissiness, apparently, spurred by a bit of silliness which only Andrew so far has had the grace to understand. You may not find it funny, but I would have thought that no semi-intelligent human being could take "Why thrill us with the soaring promise of tags, only to cruelly dash our tag dreams against the rocks of error?" seriously. Much less take it as an insult to WordPress...
Don't worry, guys. I'm not trying to invade your forum territory. I thought I was recording a concern in a funny, non-accusatory way that would add to the pool of knowledge. Silly me. After this, I'll go directly to WP support, who have proven in the past to have technical expertise, the ability to read accurately, AND a sense of humor.