No worries @DerekM. I saw the recent version upgrade and the teams have been very busy.
I have not printed out the pattern since what I see usually matches exactly with what is printed.
The way I usually do the exported pattern is by exporting to PDF then importing the image as the fill pattern. (side annoyance: having to run through the process - edit pattern, export pattern, refresh pattern import, test - repeatedly to try and prevent odd blank spaces where the tiling meets).
I am now only using that for smaller ‘swatches’ instead of the bedrock pattern I had previously built. For the bedrock, I am using a group which allows better control over rotation. Then I use two joined shapes (Subtract) to create a mask for extra pattern.
For the tiled pattern, it would be really helpful to have the options to better adjust space between tiles (so I can space the tiles closer or farther apart). Currently, you can only adjust the vertical and horizontal size of the tiled image.
Does all of that make sense?