Why ... ? Why ... . why ... .
This has got to be a bug. Please re-read what i posted!
Immature time-wasting crank with learning disability detected. I'm now sorry that I engaged in discussion with you.
I'm just trying to report a bug. No need to insult me. I've reproduced the incident. For some reason when txing the whole balance, the client seems to 2x the estimate of the fee needed. When you reduce the tx size from an entire balance to be less than 2x the fee it sends the tx. But leaves 1x the default fee.
When dropping the fee to zero, it usually says that you're over the size limit and suggests a fee of .001. When you reduce the send balance by the prompted amount and consent to the fee, guess what, it works. Whole balance now gone.
If you tx your coins to cold storage you might see it. Then again maybe its only in the OS X client. Any way you slice it there is something goofy about the fee calculations. They are off when trying to send the whole balance. Sat here and played with it twice.
I dont know what you mean by pleading with devs etc. in fact playing wiht this and posting is wasting much more time than the bug would ever take outa my life. You should be thankful i'm trying to help.