i adjusted the proportional guide to my model, and clicked Create -> Skeleton -> Create rig from guide.
i got the message window that said it's adjusting the rig to the guide. what i end up with is what you see here.
this is starting to annoy me a lot already, tried doing it with the guide selected, unselected, with the guide's cubes selected. .. ..
nothing's helping. i always end up with this crippled rig.