Fill Light & Brightness.. are present when photo was last edited using a legacy process version (2003 or 2010).
Shadows & Highlights.. are present when photo was last edited using current process version: 2012.
To switch process versions: use the camera calibration section in develop module (at the bottom), or if you want to go legacy -> current, just click the lightning bolt under the histogram, or use the Settings menu: Update to Current Process Version (2012).
PS - new photos are always current process version, unless you apply a preset upon import to change that.., but old photos stay whatever they were forever, or until you change them - thus the reason why some are one process version, and some are another process version..
The crazy thing is that these are all new photos. All galleries created, images imported, within days of each other. I suspect something is still weird with the update. I had to seek adobe tech support because I lost use of Lr completely after the update. I will try your fix on the wacked out galleries - these are new photos with the older process version for some reason. Thanks for your help.
"Gallery" is not a term used by Lightroom, but if you mean "catalog", I would strongly advise not creating multiple catalogs, which is contrary to the intentions of the designers and can be very inconvenient because you can open only one catalog at a time, and instead use one large catalog with collections, keywords and the various ranking tags to organize your photos.
Yes, sorry about the wrong term. I meant catalog. I was trained by Kevin Kubota (many years ago) in the creation of each client having their own catalog. I works perfectly great for wedding and portrait photographers but I can see that for commercial and personal work and such, one catalog may be better.