It's 2020. Blueprint wires are animated when I press Play. Why can't I view variables?

I mean someone took the time to do fancy schmancy animation of blueprint wires… yet I can’t just hover over variables to see what they contain?

I have to do printf like some **** cave man? :stuck_out_tongue:

EDIT: Apparently this works in some instances, but not all? I don’t understand why all my variables are greyed out…

Ok, some kind people helped me figure it out… but man, the usability of this is down the drain awful!

Also, what is that blue, weird, little icon you get when you select “watch” on a variable? And where do you actually watch it???