It's unlikely you'll find many brand new players, but you shouldn't have too many problems finding bodies to party with. The game has changed, especially leveling, in recent years. Most of the leveling is now done in dungeons; especially Gusgen Mines (basically level ten to whenever you decide to leave), with a very steady stream of people all the time. So yes, to answer your question, there will be people. Now I cannot promise you'll still enjoy the battle aspect of it because it has changed a LOT from the six person days of yore. Your mileage may vary, etc.