I installed Moo0 Rightclicker and I believe after that the problems began. Notice the difference:
On the left is what happens when I right click the desktop or a folder, and on the right when I right click a file (I've highlighted the region to which I'm referring in red). See how on the left there's a nice gutter with a bevel? Why has that stopped happening on the menu to the right? It's puzzling me and I've removed the Rightclicker application and still have this issue. Please, if anyone knows anything and can offer advice I would highly appreciate it. I realize this is a minuscule problem but it irks me. Thanks!
UPDATE: Increase in weirdness in the form of foreign characters: