I'm relatively new, been playing since December and only recently started playing with others. I've found that now I've started doing that I'm progressing much quicker and learning new things.
Sadly I don't have any regular people to play with, it's all a bit ad hoc so I'm on the hunt for a more regular thing.
If there's anyone who wouldn't mind putting up with fairly green, overly tall, relocated southerner joining them please get in touch!
Just because you're paranoid, don't mean they're not after you