g1smd - 11:49 pm on Feb 2, 2011 (gmt 0)
There are a number of rules with [R=301,L] flags that do not have the protocol and domain name added yet.
Additionally, the index and the non-www redirects must be the last of the redirects, positioned just before the first rewrite.
Redirects affect the URLs users see. You need to get them out of the way before any of the rewrites get down to the business of serving the content.