I'm sorry I'm not including much useful details here, I didn't see the point when issues are covered in specific threads.
I'm wondering if there's a guide to set up PiHole to be less problematic from the start. I've tried several times to implement it on my network, but each time, it renders the web pretty much entirely broken. Upwards of 50% of domains I frequently visit are broken, either in part or in full. It seems there's a vendetta being carried out against Microsoft with how many MS services and products blocked or broken - stuff that doesn't have any advertising whatsoever - Office365, Windows Store, etc. Heck, the download page for Putty was even blocked. Putty!?!?! That page is HTML straight out of the 90's without a single ad on it.
I've tried monitoring with Tail, but nothing is displayed when trying to visit a blocked site or service. I've followed several instructions given in help threads, sometimes they get a site/service working, most of the time they don't.
At this point, I'm probably at about 1000:1 as far as time being spent trying to fix what gets broken vs. time saved avoiding ads.
Is this normal? I really love the concept, the setup and admin interface all seem great, but the default configuration with respect to what gets blocked seems to undermine the whole darn thing.