Might I suggest contacting that person I sent you details of, Darkpheonix? See how they started and let's see if we can emulate it. We do need some stability on easier runs.... that get people motivated to try again and get equipment for harder runs. When time comes to do Raid Dungeon's, we can get a wealth of knowledge on how to progress, but we need a solid raid group to really kick start things.
Also folks... if you see "Raid Rift" come up in channels, try to hook along asap. The loot is T2 and really will boost you. Just be respectful of the leader and listen.
Earth and Air raid rifts seem to be easier. Death and Water is harder, but stay clear of fire unless you have a dedicated group.... even top end groups have trouble with it at times.