I selected the wrong format for user level...
When selecting the "Display as" for the registration field "user level" I selected "Menu", thinking this might mean "dropdown menu", and I expected all my user levels to appear in a 'select' dropdown list. But now I can see in my Registration and Profile pages, where only the admin has access to create and update users, there is no select list and in fact the admin is supposed to enter a number signifying the user level (yes?)
It was easy enough to just convert the html to input text fields, but is it possible to have the list of possible user level names appear as a select dropdown list?
This would be a great feature for a system like ours where we have about 50 different user levels.