I was able to update to 3.2 (on a local install) using the export.php suggestion, which did help with re-inputting many settings. However, in 3.1.9, I had put margin commands in the Post Container Sticky box so that the sticky post had shorter lines (bigger margins) which worked great. But in 3.2 it ignores that setting entirely.
That's the only thing that worked differently for me though, which is a great thing . Now I am going to FINALLY upload this baby to the real web, my first live Wordpress site.