I have a few new toons and I've noticed that the GUI settings don't save correctly. Each time I re-log I have to add my 'guild', 'item loot', etc. windows and specify the channels on each. The emotes window appears even though I've closed it and my bars are unlocked even though I lock them before I log out.
I don't use a custom GUI. And this issue doesn't seem to occur on my main toons.
Thanks, I'll try this, as well. I noticed, after the time-out method, that my 'toon's gear updated on the character selection screen too. Am I wrong, or is this data being saved correctly then too? Anyone notice this?