Also just got back into game a few days ago. Don't see shouts anymore for LSs. Thought maybe in parties there'd be a chance to meet people but the set ups aren't great for lots of typing conversation. You don't spend enough time to get to know people and try to get into groups. Tis a lonely road in FFXI with no group, hehe.
If you guys are still around and don't mind giving out a pearl, look me up. Ereseya. I'm on the game quite a lot.