I think I understand what you mean, but I've never had that problem... when making a path, I always just press "b" to start the path tool, and then just click where I need the points.
I do it two ways - either just click in a row all the spots I want, then go back and pull the lines between the rough points to edit them and bend them to be smooth -
OR I put the points down and, each time I click to make a new point, I keep the button held down and pull so that the line will bend at least close to what I'd like. They don't always cooperate, so I have to go back and tighten them up, but otherwise it works fine.
If I select from path it should all close as a full shape and be filled with whatever color I drag into the selection.
I might not have understood that at all! x)