Karzai here. I played open beta, and then release for about a year, all on Silverlode (my character there was named Karzai, too). Left the game for two years (lifetime sub) after a very souring experience with my old Kinship.
But I couldn't stay away forever. I've played several MMORPG's in the intervening time, and none can compare to LOTRO.
Decided to start over again completely with a lvl 1 character, as I wanted to relive the entire new player experience, and see what has changed since I've been gone.
Followed Turbine's advice, and created a shiny new character here on Windfola.
My friend (also from way back in LOTRO's early days) decided to come back and create a new character, as well (Liliaes).
So here I am!
BTW, where can I get one of those spiffy signatures everyone seems to be using?