Then I end up looking at screen with one column, labeled "create field", with 5998 rows (from the original .csv I'm trying to import) and no data at all. And the import, by the way, takes about 1-2 seconds and the file is 40mb.
At this point try clicking the modify button at top right and using the dialog that opens to add the fields of your table to your "view" of the data.
LOL - okay, that was easy! Thanks Phil, I appreciate it….!