Ok, so I haven't used the visual editor in so long that I don't even remember what it looks like... So we know that's not the issue.
I ONLY use the HTML editor and I write my own
<p> tags and
<br /> and so forth... The problem I'm running into now after upgrading to 2.8 is that each time I use a special
<span> with custom styling that I've made, WP is adding a
<p> around that span as well as a
<br /> after the paragraph.
I'm also noticing that there are extra
<br /> being added beneath images that I insert into the post...
It's completely screwing up the look of the post and it's beginning to piss me off.