Assistance with importing Paths

Okay, I’ve searched a fair bit on this, and have tried some of the suggestions I have found, but these have not been satisfactory.

Does anyone import GIMP Paths to extrude into meshes? I find it generates way too many verticies when I convert it to a mesh. If I mess with the DefaultRes, Segments disappear.

Now, I note that if I create a path within blender, it behaves completely different and does not generate thousands of points. Why are imported paths treated differently?