As a simple test I started with a square face. I then extruded additional faces out all in the same plane to create a complex shape. I decide this is the shape I'm chasing but I'd like the faces to all be merged so they can be treated as one. I merge the faces but see all my old vertices and edges throughout my new face. I can't seem to delete vertices or edges, only entire faces or objects. There seems to be no way to clean up my object and I'm stuck with lines and dots throughout its surface. Is there anything I can do here? Is there really no automated tool or function I can use that will clean this up for me?