I performed a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04. When first installed I had ubuntu-software as my software center and when opening the application the Software Center icon would display in the launcher for a few seconds and then disappear without having ever shown the app.
I've purged and reinstalled ubuntu-software to no avail. I've now purged ubuntu-software and installed gnome-software and have the same results.
I am reading all over the web (in my effort to resolve this) that both appear to be plagued with bugs.
What are my next steps to take in troubleshooting this issue?