You don’t realize the value of a debugger until you’re stuck working on a hard-to-visualize problem. But once you fire up a development environment with decent debugging capabilities, you’ll never look back.
Want to know where you’re at in code execution? What’s taking so long? Just pause it and check.
Wonder what value is assigned to that variable? Mouse over it.
Want to skip a bunch of code and continue running from a different section? Go for it.
print(variable_name) is just not enough to give you an idea of what’s going on with your project. This is when a good debugger can help you figuring things out.