I also seemed to be having similar glitches, where interface elements were simply not showing up.
So I'm demoing Sublime 2 (build 2181) to see if I want to ditch Espresso for lack of a dual-view feature, but I've had this really crazy issue where the interface seems to be missing it's graphics. It has happened consistently after opening Sublime a handful of times. I even tried trashing my installed version of the app, and then redownloading - same issue. Then I even tried downloading a dev build (was on build 2181, but tried build 2195) but still same issue is seems.
Finally, I downloaded the Soda Theme and the issue was apparently resolved by installing that theme. So perhaps it was an issue with the current default theme??