What you just described is WoW Classic, I don’t know what you expected and it would be a mistake to stop using a guide. I don’t think anyone bother to level profession as they level up other than first aid, its better to level up first. 

    We don’t manage your inventory in retail either because quest item doesn’t take up bag space. We can improve the guide to remind you to unload items into the bank but  first thing first. This is additional hand holding that was never expected from a guide before.