Slowing down productivity, hoping there is a fix. It just isn't selecting anything - at all. I'm having to use the move tool but that behaves just differently enough that I'm not fast with my image processing.
The Direct Selection tool is for moving selected anchor points. If all the anchor points are selected, they will all move. Can you show a screen shot and / or clarify your issue? Seeing your Paths and Layers panel with the layer selected will help us to assist. Are you drawing in Shapes mode or Paths mode?