Okay, I finally figured out what was going on with my mysterious
In Rails 1.x, I got away with over-riding  and = on an
ActiveRecord::Base model class. This made for some very convenient
coding, which is now littered all over my application.
In Rails2, you apparently can’t do this.
Should I assume this is right, rather than a bug? Should it be
Still trying to think through the best least painful way to refactor my