So I just downloaded the 64bit version from litecoin.org and it instantly loaded to a screen that at the bottom it says it is 5 years and 40 weeks behind? What in the world does this mean? What is it doing? Am I going to have to wait until it “catches up” to the current date to start gaining litecoins? Am I gaining litecoins for someone else right now while it is “catching up” nothing about any of this in the how to/tutorial/introduction on the website.
You downloaded the full version and not the lite. It needs to download the entire blockchain.