This seems very familiar, especially the status bar issue--but I can't remember how I fixed it before. I just overhauled my mods to try JFDLC, and when I start my game the UI seems to have some issues. For example, the status bar has items with exclamation marks; eg "Golden Age! Culture! Tourism! Faith!". As well, the pictures on the command icons seem too large for the icon boxes themselves. I do use a lot of mods and I understand that there may need to be some log examination or digging into incompatible mods... but having seen the first item before I hoped someone might remember the general problem. Apologies if this is answered elsewhere, I did try many searches.