I think I've got it now.
I was drilling down to /home/altair then highlighting Documents and clicking open. I got this:
Since the Path says Documents I naturally assumed it would share my documents folder and all I had to do is correct the name. But instead it shared /home/altair which I verified by looking at /etc/samba/smb.conf. That's why I called it a bug.
You have to drill down to /home/altair then double click Documents. Then you get this:
That shares the correct Folder.
So the trick is if the path doesn't equal the name you are not sharing what you think you are sharing. You have to admit that is a rather odd user interface
In any event sorry for the confusion. I'm used to either editing smb.conf directly, using system-config-samba, Or when in XFCE doing it through Thunar using this: viewtopic.php?f=197&t=88255