Not a big deal, but since I'm testing a complete local install (no wifi, no additional repos, all apps installed with "dpkg -i"), I saw that for several apps--Easy Debian, Midnight Commander, and others--my n810 is missing the ">Program< - loading" that comes after clicking the app icon.
With a local install, the apps have the proper icons, can be moved into whatever category in Menu, and appear to run okay.
However, once Personal Menu is installed, a proper start message is initialized when accessing apps through PM.
Perhaps certain local installs don't update the Application Manager, I dunno. I was just wondering if my local install was truly complete.