Ok, I lasted 19 days. I ripped CrunchBang out this evening, and re-installed Slackware 13.37. The install, and subsequent re-install of all my 3rd party packages went quickly and smoothly. In under 30 minutes, I was back up and fully functional on Slack.
I know, I jump around Linux distros like a hungry flea at an animal shelter. Sorry for the confusion, I just get that urge to try something different from time to time. Truth is, I always go back to Slackware. Hmmm, maybe I should pay more attention to that... ;)