Workspaces stlll not working properly (or is it me?)

I’ve set up a very simple workspace:-

The Transport panel is at the bottom of the screen and the Project and MixConsole screens are overlapping each other above it.

In Preferences/General, ‘Open Projects in Last View’ is set to ‘Always’ and ‘Open Last Project on Startup’ is checked.

It could hardly be simpler.

Occasionally, when launching N10 the project does open with the correct workspace configuration, but mostly the Transport Panel does not open when the Project is displayed so I have to constantly go and select it from the Transport drop-down.

Is this a failure of the Workspace system or am I misunderstanding how it is supposed to work?