In reference to this post: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/415959?replies=6
It took a long time to find this solution and testing it, it seems to work. I've tried wrapping my code in [php], [sourcecode], and [html] (with closing tags too by the way), which I am using the html option right now.
Very irritating trying to display "shortcode" samples on the front-end of the site because what was happening is that even though you can see the proper shortcode coding in the editor, as soon as I click save on the editor, the front-end displays the code but it converts the shortcode sample to it's html version. No more shortcode square bracket tags, it's html.
So seeing that other post, I decided to wrap each shortcode in a double square bracket and sure enough now it shows proper in the front-end.
So my question is, is this just how it works or is this a band-aid fix for a bug with the plugin or WordPress or both?