Okay, it finally found some connections and is updating.
I thought the minimum fee was reduced to .0005 bitcoins? I tried sending some bitcoin and recieved the error message that it requires a transaction fee of .01 due to the complexity, size, or use of recently recieved funds.
0.3.23 will lower the fee.
I am sending >.01 BTC, so the size should be okay. I am just sending from one address to another, so the complexity should be okay. The funds have over 1000 confirmations, so they are not recently recieved (BTW, how recent is recent?, and am I correct that the recentness is measured by confirmations?). What am I missing?
You are probably combining a shitload of tiny coins, thus making a large (in kB) transaction.