Wake up! Time to fly!
Isn't it amazing the power of those little + and - signs have over us in this hobby. You would think after all these years the electrons would be happy to go flying and behave themselves and work in harmony. Sorry you let the magic smoke out of your gear but at least you know why and have resolved the issue so you can move forward. Keep up the good work mate this is pretty interesting to a lot of people I am sure.