I'd rather not have to manually re-do all the settings for all my addons in-game unless it's absolutely necessary (since I don't have memorized what the exact settings are I use, so I'd have to take screenshots of them all and then remake the settings to match the screenshots). So I'd rather get some more input about this problem before I try troubleshooting it that way.
Pick a simple goal or idea for your AddOn. It's often a good idea to just make an AddOn that only opens a window or prints a message to get started, especially when everything is new for you. After that works the way it should, and you have learned everything necessary to make an AddOn work at all, you can move on to adding one piece at a time toward your goals. Writting software in general is often a never ending process because you can always think of something new to add or improve.
I also wanted to note that a lot of users, I found on the Web claimed Dugi’s Guide to be faster. However, all these users had either used Zygor Guides for very little time or had not used it at all. I have to give a point to each Dugi’s Guide and Zygor Guides as they both deliver a great lvling speed. For all you Dugi’s guide users out there who really feel that Dugi’s Guide is faster, I will give Dugi an extra point. If there really were a difference, it wouldn’t be by much.