I'm up to date, version wise.
Yes, the Columns are automatically created along the way, but once I'm done messing around in a Deck and have everything stacked on Column 1 (as per my particular workflow), I tend to 'remove all after' the columns, leaving only Column 1, as to my mind it is tidier than having an extra empty column there. Then, with only Column 1 triggered and no extra columns available and empty, if I 'Record' it doesn't detect an empty cell and just crashes.
I've suggested elsewhere that the Record functionality be tweaked so as to bypass filling up cells / selecting newly recorded clips when you don't want them selected, etc... This bug is another reason why I think it could use some retooling.
I'm in the process of setting up streaming studio / broadcasting my workflow, so when that's all good and ready I will be able to directly demonstrate the issues I have with this software and hopefully you more experienced users can help me out! Things been busy and so have put some troubleshooting on the backburner, but pushing through here when I can...