so, for starters, I've completely uninstalled / reinstalled Monogame and Visual Studio.
because every time I make a new shared project, it's basically empty. I get game1.cs in my solution browser, an empty content folder, and that's it.
I can't debug, only "> Attach...".
if I try to make anything except a shared project, I get "error: this template attempted to load component assembly yada yada yada". it then tells me to read some documentation about customising templates, but I don't quite understand what to do with all that, I'm new to this, and it was working a few days ago, and now I'm sad.
I can still use my old projects fine. I just don't know why I can't start a new one.