I’m also using the community software. Windows 7, so according to everything I’ve read, I need those route-method lines (in fact without them I get errors! and no route changes)
From what I see in the config differences, none would relate to the route issue (tcp vs udp, logging, using keys in addition to password… all those things are “pre route” so to speak.
In your working configuration, is it also windows 7?
Perhaps increasing the logging verbosity will provide some idea. I’ll also experiment today; the basis of my configuration was likely the same sample set that Matt used.