Yes, I am using the correct key. I can send other transactions, I just can’t send a pool registration transaction, because it always wants the 500 ADA pool fee. I wonder, really, if this is a bug in 1.25.1.
Out of desperation, I sent a registration last night that did include the 500 ADA fee, and it succeeded. That tells me that it’s not the instructions that are wrong, it’s maybe in the ledger itself. And I can confirm that it did in fact register a new pool. So, basically I’m just all messed up.
I sent a pool retirement out last night; I hope that I’ll get both 500 ADA pool fees back, but I’m not holding my breath. Once the retirement is done, I’m going to start over, and this time I’m not going to make a mistake with my pool registration… because I feel like this behavior is either a bug, or was intentionally changed.
Anyway - If you or anyone knows of someone I can reach out to at IOHK, I would appreciate it. I filed a bug but to my knowledge they’ve not even looked at it.