Yes, I definitely didn't imagine the issue. I also noticed tonight that the INDI driver also seems to set the mount to Parked upon startup. I don't recall it doing this before (though maybe I set it to unparked and saved it). If I forget to unpark it and try doing something like running a mount model, KStars won't be able to slew. It won't explain why, but the whole application seems to hang and then eventually crashes.