It seems to be working a lot better since re-installation. I do notice some of the functions won't work. For instance, when I tell the widget to display any post or page and then specifically give it page IDs, it won't display the posts. Also, when I tell it to display posts in random order it still serves them up in the same order every time.
I can get it to display all posts of a certain category right now - which is really what's most important right now to me but would love to be able to randomly coming pages and posts.
On paper, this plugin looks like the only one I need for content display through widgets.