I was thinking of using the patches for 3.6.7 to fix the punctuation problem (no spaces after punc), but instead I decided it would be easier to manually install the new 3.7.1. I followed JuggleDad's instructions on how to manually update. The 3.7.1 is showing in my dashboard as being the current theme, but the Blog still has the punctuation problem of no spaces after punctuation. Would I still use the 3.6.7 patches to get rid of this problem? I wouldn't think so, since these are two different versions.
Also, I'm using version 3.1.4 of Wordpress. Would that matter? I'm hoping I don't have to do anymore updates....they always seem to complicate things on my simple (very simple) blog.