I am feeling the same way. I have come back and no one is on the linkshell I had. Those I thought that would be back are not.
If you see me I need a good linkshell. My character is Noelie. I need help with some level breaks, but I will do my best to level etc on my own without begging.. I am far to old to beg :) (grandmother is one of my many hats that I wear with pride)