Re: New Player Looking for Guild
Welcome back to LOTRO! A lot has changed since beta, but I'm sure you'll be able to figure out most of the new stuff.
Sounds like the Captain may be the way to go for you, from what your self-described play style is. I'm a hardcore hunter myself, so I only know it's good to have a healer along when I pull agro off the tank!
As far as Kinships go, there are many great ones spread across all the servers. I am currently the leader of Allies of the Istari, which is a kinship on the Brandywine server. We are a casual, rank 10 kinship with about 55 members (110 or so characters). We don't schedule a lot of end-game events, but we have alliances with 8 other kinships, many of which do a lot of end-game stuff. This works better for us, as many of our players are only in game once or twice a week, and don't have the time to dedicate to a hard-core end-game kinship. That way, we can still get groups together for some of the harder epic books and end-game content and still be able to help each other for other quests as needed.
If this sounds interesting, feel free to check out our website at www.istariallies.com or IM Spyros, Spyrandor, Eledhel, Thornadin, Beorthelion, Tisben or Barungo on the Brandywine server and we can get you some more info on our kinship. Even if we're not quite the right kinship for you, feel free to IM any of us with questions!
See you in Middle-earth!