A new version was just released this week to the Apple Appstore for approval (which usually takes some time). Version 1.5 will feature improvements and new features which will aide users with first time use of VPN Monitor.
A major rewrite on the built-in help, including a quick start section and a troubleshooting section which should help users to correctly configure their VPN Service.
A new feature is the "heartbeat" option which will provide a regular double check to see if the VPN connection is still alive. Now the VPN connection can be checked both ways - through feedback from the MAC OS notification system and proactively by VPN Monitor itself.