Hello all, I am a veteran WoW player and played LOTRO only during beta and a bit after launch, so I'm too experienced with MMO's but almost totally new to this game. I hunted around and, since I like melee classes but also wanted to be useful as a healer/support class, I zeroed in on the captain because it seems to fit all my requirements. The general concept of the class seems perfect for me. But looking around I see a lot of threads dealing with how much of a PITA it is to level, and I'd like to know if I can level fairly easily (doesn't have to be fast) from 1-65 and still switch to a useful grouping build after I hit the max level.
TLDR: New LOTRO player, still updating the patcher, looking for advice on how it really is to level as a captain. Slow? Boring? Repetitive? Awesome?