dragonvales is elisif in the aio SE version too ?
No, AIO SSE include 4 Bijin mods, Warmaidens, NPCs, Wives and Seranaholic.
Elisif is an optional file from Toccata Follower.
Probably there's no need to tell you this, but keep in mind that AIO SSE it's just a plugin, you need to install all the mods made for old Skyrim.
mmm, I'll probably put it in my merged patch then (still a long way till I can't put more esp but I need to keep it at a minimum till skse64 rolls out).
Also, yep, you were right in that last part (tis because mesh and textures aren't in the aio after all)