After getting the system to restart, I went and edited /boot/grub/grub.cfg to remove the splash nomdeset stuff (I know it says not to edit it, but I've yet to see another way to fix it). So it was booting properly.
There were a few more updates that I let run this morning, and, yet again, the system is trying to start Plymouth and locking up. Looking through /boot/grub/grub.cfg, I find this:
In order to get a clean boot, I have to remove everything after "quiet". How can I make this change permanent?
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linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.13-1-amd64 root=UUID=b456f5d9-71d6-4dcb-afcd-0127862ced5b ro quiet splash nomodeset video=uvesafb:mode_option=800x600-16,mtrr=3,scroll=ywrap
I've not had the same problem on my laptop, but I use EasyBCD's neo-grub, which is based on legacy grub and works in a much more predictable fashion....
While I'm on the subject of booting the system, since grub is calling the real kernel image in /boot, why is there still a symlink to it in /? Seems more than a little redundant.