I've been cleaning things out. The whole machine is a bit snappier, (likely in part to the reformat and reinstall). I also was able to add the Lion recovery partition. (I could not before because of the BootCamp partition).
TotalFinder started working by itself all of a sudden, but the stopped when I rebooted (as I was removing other things). Dropbox and Safari are still no goes. Dropbox doesn't start, and Safari runs but will not load pages. Others are having the same issues, but I'm not sure anyone has the whole combination.
Safari does run on the recovery partition, which is now 10.7.3, but not even on a new user. Still more exploring.