I do not really care for WordPress, but one thing that it has going for is a dead simple local development environment. In fact, it free software called "Local". It took all of five minutes to get running.
Meanwhile, it took several hours to do a basic set up of Vagrant on Windows, configure Craft to run locally, and then there was various back and forth over obscure server issues until I could finally get it to work. And when it did, the control panel ran rather slowly. I gave up and went back to mapping an FTP connection as a network drive, and just working on files locally, saving them, and then hitting the live site.
I recognize these are different programs, but is there any way to set up Craft for local development that doesn't require an advanced degree in Apache/Vagrant/Docker/whatever the flavor of the month is?
I don't really care if I'm using WAMP, Docker, or whatever, but I would like to find something that is straightforward, with repeatable results, so the next time I have to spin up an install, I don't have to remember 50 steps to do so.
And yes, I am sticking to Windows 10.
Thanks in advance.