So, I'm over my near heart attack of a few minutes ago.... and, no hard feelings. ;-)
I had spent a few hours editing an existing Wordpress Page, saving (but not publishing) as I went.
I made some changes I didn't like, and closed the window w/o saving the changes.
Then I double-clicked the existing Page in the Main Window, and felt viscerally ill when I saw the old Page load into the edit window. And I mean OLD, like, "Wow, when is this version from?"
Went to drafts (which is a pretty long list) and sorted by date, but nothing from today. When I scrolled around in drafts and the date on this page showed last July, when I first posted the page. Around then I think I screamed out loud and my vision got a little blurry and I felt sorta dizzy....
But it turns out the draft was current.
But wow, what a scare. Could maybe the draft dates be updated on save? There may be a reason not to, but let's balance that against this sort of potential panic, please.