Comment 19 for bug 1768961

>Maybe you should try following what I did in a clean system
>(try a virtual machine)?
I did.
I did a complete fresh install in one of my partitions.
"Desktop" did its default "/home/scott/Desktop" initially.
Then I swapped out the default user-dirs.dirs with mine (see above),
logged out, logged in, and it was just as I reported it above
(see initial description,as well as #13).
I had not added any packages (but did update-software, to get the
updated packages that had changed since install).