Originally Posted by codejunkie83
This totally makes sense, and answers a few of the questions I had in the back of my mind. I knew there had to be one little thing I was missing.
Funny that HTC never mentioned this, but then again...tech support, so yeah.
I'll just hang on for the RUU - thanks @cschmitt
Just an update folks - the latest RUU that is found here
allowed me to install and fix my phone completely. Back up and running now!