Here is a tidbit of information. This is for the OTA 2.1 update.
If you do a factory reset using the "Settings/Privacy/Reset", the end result is Picasa syncs and Google Earth appears in the market.
It's a minor PITA but nice to have. I pulled my card just to be safe and then reloaded all my APPS.
Thanks to "Hookbill" and the rest of the forum!!!!
I'da never got'er done without you...