Upgraded to CM11 from CM10, using the 03/01/14 build and full GApps. On first boot, there was no homescreen though individual items could still be opened (ie settings and items on the lock screen widget). It then got stuck in an infinite startup sequence (to the point where the battery died from a full charge), reflashed cm11 and now gone with just core gapps and its back to no home screen.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
Re installed again and it worked - no idea what i did differently, but its working great now!