First off, let me apologize for the horrible delay in reading this. I've been super-swamped at work.
Second, is this behavior continuing? Do you see this problem with the no-pushing-potion every time you start a new game? That's way not cool...
No problem. I fully understand. Things get crazy around here sometimes too.
MS posted another update that seemed to cure most of the problems, but some new ones have popped up.
I get the pushing potion now, every time.
the only two things that seems to be continuing are I keep loosing Keflings, although not as badly as before, and transporters stop transporting after a period of time.
The difference now when the Keflings stop working is that the transporters just run in circles at the pickup point instead of picking up what ever it is they are supposed to be transporting. when they are doing that, I am unable to pick them up. The only way I can stop them is to kick them, then I can pick them up, and assign them back to their jobs by dropping them on the resource, and then carry them to the destination, just like it was the first time.