Just joined the game the other day. Rolled up a sentinal on Shadowlands, have got it to about lvl 12 so far iirc.
Players in general chat have been pretty friendly and helpful so far, but I've yet to find anyone that wanted to form a group and roam around.
Then again my laptop doesn't quite meet the minimum system requirements, so I tend to lag a bunch on load screens and when a lot of other people are in the area. lol
Doubt there would be many people willing to deal with a really slow n00b.
Lol Heck my laptop is just a couple of months old and I lag like crazy (well depending on how many people on the server) I went to the Imperial Fleet and I was lagging something fierce. Have checked you settings? Some o f them might be set on high.