Well I finally took the plunge and decided to move my entire Documents folder into Eaglefiler. During the import there were a large number of errors, mostly claiming that there was already a file of that name or contents in the library. In most cases, this was not true. However, there is no way to select and copy or to save the contents of the Error window, so details will have to wait (I had the same behavior on my other computer and hope to be able to give you more information about this later.)
I left my computer for a time and when I came back there were messages on the screen that both Eaglefiler AND OSX had crashed; had to cold boot.
After rebooting, I wanted to check how successful the import had been. I opened EagleFiler. First it opened two libraries that I had moved to the system trash. This seems wrong to me--I put them in the trash so they wouldn't be found by Eaglefiler but were still available if I want to restore them later.
I stopped the activities in activity viewer and closed both those libraries. Then opened the one to which I had imported my Documents. Indexing for it hung at "172 of 2948" saying it would take 30 seconds to complete indexing. After several minutes of "EagleFiler not responding" I force quit. But not before taking a sample, which I'm sending directly to you.
Any idea what the problem might be? I suppose I should start over and add folders one at a time rather than trying to import everything in one swell foop.