When you say you are trying to get some stuff-- are you meaning buy from the store? If so, that is a separate account -- So you'd have to create a store account. The reason we do this is so that people who just want to buy stuff are not forced to become members if they don't want to be. Some people just want to get in, get their stuff and get out. And people who want to be just members and not purchase from the store may not want to be forced to fill in their address, payment info etc just to become member. So that's why a it is separate.
Right now, people have to go to the store page OR they can register/login by clicking on the link that says "Go to separate store login"
Did you ever get that worked out? If not, message me, and I'll help you.