Thanks for all the feedback, this is what I was afraid of.
I have run all the auto-merge functions I could find and did many more manual merge's where available [and/or not caught by the auto-merge].
I wish Ancestry had some more functions [like finding unattached trees] so I could delete those folks. I only have 2 trees in Ancestry - one maternal and one paternal, so deciding which to use isn't necessary. I really want to avoid pulling my trees off of Ancestry and uploading a new corrected one [just out of the absolute dread of all those stupid hints!].
Tom, I like your idea of a 'tree consultant' I think I've seen that option on Genealogy Coach [which I've used before]. I might start with the media for sources and get those renamed and fixed [deleting the duplicates] so that I and my consultant know what I actually have
Again, thanks for all the responses!!