It’s file dependent, which probably means an add on or preference setting. A file saved in 2.63 is missing the brushes even when re-opened a file in 2.62 right after saving it in 2.63.
This is even if the brushes are showing just fine in the 2.62 starter file, then open the 2.63 file in 2.62 and the brushes disappear from 2.62… yet I can’t find any obvious add-on that is controlling them and I’ve never touched anything that looks like a sculpt preference in my life.
Disable UI didn’t work so I took a wild guess that by disabling the UI it was using the startup file UI. Apparently I may have been right because after I deleted my startup file in 2.63 I did get the brushes back in the startup file but not in the working file.
Thanks, though now it’ll take me 20 minutes to set up my UI colors again lol