@Brandon_Kobel, I've attached a screenshot to what I am considering the GUI tool for creating a visualization (in this case a "Metric") within Kibana. Each visualization type seems to provide a different set of controls like these for dialing in the visualization to what the users wants.
It may be that I'm not grasping the high level concept of what's going on behind the scenes to create these visualizations. I figured it worked something like this...
Say for instance I want to create a "Metric". I selected the "Create New Visualization" button (+) from the Visualize screen. Then I am presented with a whole host of visualization types to choose from. I select "Metric". This leads me to a screen where I select the Index I want to use. This then leads me to a screen with two tabs (Data & Options). They both provide a GUI for me to enter my specifics into to create the "Metric" I specifically want. Lastly I save this new, customized visualization which I will add to my Dashboard.
Isn't this process the one most people go through to create various types of visualizations using the GUI tools provided to customize visualizations?
Thanks for your patience,