I am 58, so I have empathy for Cheeznuts.
I'm not that much a newb, but....SWTOR is my second MMO (EQ2 first) and I have yet to reach max level, so yeah, I'm still a newb in many ways.
What I find challenging in groups is my reaction time. I have (imho) a good sense of teamwork, and the roles each play. I tank, and there are times in fights where I have a hard time following the battle. I keep aggro on main mob, but want to keep eye on healer. Where is he and what mobs are attacking him? TABbing doesn't help and when I get oriented too much time has passed.
Anyways...love the blogs and posts. Keep them going for your elders sake!