I knew I was not going completely mad, just partly. I want to thank @Fred Beckhusen sincerely for giving us control over our worlds. I never realized just how much control I had lost until I created my own DreamGrid.
For years I was told that export permissions box was grayed out because it was a "bug" in opensim. I found that to be odd, and could not wrap my head around the reason so I would continue loading content into the world and market.
When it came time to leave this grid, I could not export anything from inventory to my new grid con.tin.u.um I could only export items that were listed as export in the market, again I found this odd. Tried every single way you can imagine to try to get my very own full permission created solely by me-still I could not export my very own creations unless they were first marked export and placed in market.
So once settled into my new DreamGrid, I began filling my free store with items I found at the free resource sites and checking permissions to make sure others could export out the free items I see that export does in fact work, it is not grayed out in a grid where I have control over the settings, who woulda thunk it?