Ok, ... the Thunder steps do not work and I'll likely end up learning something that I can't use in the long term.
What I'd like is a sample widget with designer that includes all the selectors, image, document, video, (in the short term), long term, sample widgets for blogs, news, etc.
The only functionality from Thunder that I use a lot is the 'Create Widget with Designer'. This is fantastic, and like the video says, 'use this and add additional fields'. Now, if I was to use Thunder, right clicking the widget, or using the explorer, and then having a command to add an additional field to my designer would make that route great. But the alternative is just to have sample widgets for all possible selectors available. This way, i can take from it what I actually need and I can type a lot quicker then getting Thunder.
All I need is the designer markup, the code behind(ish), and the JS to apply and load the settings.
With thunder, even I created a widget with designer, without designer, and I can't add the designer to the existing widget and I can't find my widget with out the designer... these steps are too easily broken and the most obivous answer and quicker would be just a sample project so I can extract what I need. I'll figure out later why Thunder is not working for me but I really need the selectors!