Taking a page from the philosophy of making other people suffer to increase one's own life situation, I called OCLC about my "issues" yesterday. I couldn't make heads or tails out of their error messages. Don't worry: I was nice on the phone.
The OCLC guy--who is also nice on the phone--spent about 20 minutes with me trying to figure out why the record I can't produce OR export is messed up. The end result is...
...he'll get back to me.
I've stumped OCLC!!