Just wanted to post again in case anyone else has bizarre bugs with this modpack. After following installation instructions carefully, I discovered that trace files from my previous installation of skyrim on a different hard drive were somehow causing these bugs to occur no matter how many times I reinstalled everything. So when installing this mod pack be sure to obliterate every.single.trace. of skyrim on your pc to save you a week of frustration and grief like I experienced. Thanks again for the modpack! Cheers!