Padding between Fields (rows)

I am a little frustrated, but I might be doing something wrong....I am trying to reduce the space between rows of fields. On all forms, I reduce the label and value text to 12 from the default, I end up with a lot of space between rows of fields. I try to change the padding on the top and bottom but it does not appear to change anything in the layout of the forms when they render.

Any suggestions?

Dear @sphilson,
Can you show some screenshots of what you mean? Here's what I set:

Here's what I get on the form:

Doesn't seem like there is lots of space between fields.