The option to Create a New Collection is still there, and the "+" sign is right next to the "Add to Collections" option.
Please close Lightroom ,and reopen it, and please let me know if you are able to get the option.
Closed LR, reopened it and still no + sign next to Add to Collection. Also, there is no option to Copy, Convert to DNG, or anything else in the top portion of the import box on the right side of the screen. The "Copy" option is showing but it is grayed out. And the destination folder shows only my last used folder, but if I double click it I can change it to a new folder. Maybe I need to delete LR and reinstall?
Yes, please uninstall and reinstall Lightroom once and let me know.
Will do. This could take a while
Decided to reboot my laptop (MacBook Pro 17" circa 2010, 8GB RAM, etc.) since some functions had gotten very slow, and reopened LR and all is well - import screen looks like it does on the help screen and the + sign is there.