so ive downloaded the new essentials.jar for 1.2. the permissions were messed up as non-op's couldnt use the same ones they could for the 1.1 essentials (i had never once messed with the config). so i went into the config for the first time, and found all of the permissions, it said all the commands not listed were op only yet players that WERENT op could use SOME but not others. ive downloaded permissionsEx but its also messing up and not working right, i was hoping some on here could just help me get essentials working like it was without permissions. ive now tried adding the # infront of the section that sets the permissions for non-op's. it seems to have completely disconnected all those commands and they arent even registered as commands even more. ive taken out all plugins but the latest 1.2 version of essentials, (dev) this has narrowed it down to a problem with the essentials config itself which may be a possible bug in the dev build. and now everything works today. not sure why but it seems all in order.