new particle emission problem

I’m trying to use the new particle system but the particles stick to the surface of the emitter. I’m emitting from a plane, using Newtonian physics,emitting fom faces, using normal acceration.I’m using the Feb_13_2008 build. I still can’t get a basic steady stream of particles. If I push the Normal velocity to a high level they do rise but end up reforming into the shape of the emitter. Has anyone else experienced this?

can you post a pic

sounds like you just have one of the setting messed up, you should post a blend or a screenshot of the buttons window