Remember that we're comparing him to people like Enver Hoxha, an absolute lunatic who spent much of the country's budget covering the country with weird useless bunkers that nobody ever used, many of which still exist. A literal lolcow national leader. Or Ceausescu who I'm sure everyone knows about who ended up correctly against a wall.
Believe me, for as much as a lunatic as Hoxha was, and with the hardships he brought to the country after he cut ties with Albania's last friend China, he didn't create as many issues as Tito with his irresponsible financial policies, not to mention that being the country homogeneous unlike Jugoslavia there was unlikely to be any ethnic conflict. There could've been a religious one between Sunni Muslims, Bektashis, Catholics and Orthodox after decades of suppressing all these denominations, and thankfully there wasn't, because Hoxha's nationalism wiped out all communalisms among the population. Tito is falsely credited with keeping the country together, but in fact he fractured the country like no one else conjuring new identities out of nowhere (Macedonians - a social engineering and geopolitical experiment from his honeymoon with Stalin - Montenegrins, to some extent Bosniak Muslims) and doing absolutely nothing to foster a unified Jugoslav consciousness, he just figured that the artificial economic boom would've been enough to keep the country stable.
If you look at the late censuses, Jugoslav was a possible option, and very few people picked it up, preferring instead local ethnic denominations.
Albania had a sort of civil war after the fall of the regime, but that was more thank to the dumbass liberal government legalizing Ponzi schemes (not kidding) than any real mismanagement of resources by the communist government, which made do with what little it had after closing off to the entire world because of some lunatic's ideological dogmatism, and had nowhere near the destructive impact that the fragmentation of Jugoslavia had.
As for Ceausescu, definitely a lunatic. Unlike in Jugoslavia, the economy was a centrally planned state-owned market, but because he had to carve his path away from the Soviets he also had shitloads of loans given to the country to boost growth and show off how better he was than them.
When it was time to repay them, in the '80s... he just exported almost everything the country was producing, forcing some absurd austerity on the population. They were actually producing what they needed, but it went elsewhere because the foreign currency was sorely needed to pay back the loans.
Also the complete ban on abortion created an entire generation of orphans, many of whom ended up demanding his head in 1989. I suppose it was the opposite of the abortion holocaust that happened in Russia in the same period.
IIRC, they were forced to announce themselves as an actual Communist Party by the CHICOMs. Probably as a means to bolster some type of international support against the Soviets.
No, the Communist Party of Kampuchea existed since the '50s and Pol Pot was appointed secretary against his wishes in the '60s, back when it was building up critical force. Pol Pot had also studied Marx in his time in Paris, before he dropped out of school. Yes, the most competent Marxist they had was a college dropout.
They were definitely communist for real, at least in their minds, they just had very little idea of what they were doing and/or what was going on in the country.
Eventually when reality hit them like a running truck, they became very disillusioned.