Yeah, it's pretty much just a look-and-feel thing. I'm going with the "Form" HeaderStyle to move on with the project. I get the sense that Phil isn't going to have time (or the financial incentive) to spare on tweaking the odds and ends that crop up. I've started a (short) list of items I've run across to keep the team from thrashing which includes this issue, the KryptonMessageBox truncation issue, and a new one I've run across with icons on child forms not displaying correctly unless the MDI parent is forced to repaint.
That said, this is still a pretty awesome set of tools for WinForms development particularly given the price...!
Thanks for the reply!