Good. I'm not going mad.
Yes, I agree it is an extra step. I also agree it is one that is not intuitive. but that is the work flow for using file upload on an update page.
I didn't mention buying anything I just said that what you originally tried to use didn't work and only by looking at the manual would you realise that what you needed wasn't included. ;)
As I say, I'm baffled but not surprised by this approach to work flow.
Can you explain what a "hot fix" is? Do we have to download an updated extension?