Sorry about the late response to this, but the conclusion was apparently the guide that sent me to a certain twrp (and cwm for that matter) were previous editions that weren't compatible. As for the question about stock rec. No stock wasn't showing at all, it got stuck on the little Andy with an exclamation mark logo. Finally fixed it by going through a walk through, unrooting it, flashing the stock .IMG and then locking the bootloader. THEN using kwonggers toolkit to unlock, root, twrp etc.
Anyways, in the end it all worked out thanks to looking around XDA thanks guys!
PS: drivers with this thing and windows 7/8 can be quite silly.
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Nexus 5 Black 16gb: Elix-R 4.4.2 Rooted, TWRP (The Main/T-Mobile)