Here is 4.14b... the shutdown and command line issues should all be fixed.
I am going to focus on the intermittent internet / VPN "scan delay" issue. Although I will say, I have tried several VPN's and a lot of softs (like Outlook, Visual Studio (in general)) do not work correctly with several of the VPN's that I have tried. So it might not be that straightforward.
Thank you guys!