QAvimator is working for me again. Turns out the windows uninstaller doesn't remove the program's related registry settings. Once they were removed a new install worked fine.
For those of you interested in making skins, Eloh Eliot has put up yet another free skin and the related *.psd files.
TODO list: I need to remember to link Avatar Toolbox to EE's skins. And to send a note to the Open Sim crowd to make sure they've seen them. Drop a note to the QAvimator maker about the reg settings.