I was afraid. Many posts about how PUGing only got you useless newblets and would only guarantee failure.
Guildies didn't help. Some refused to PUG, wanting to two- or three-man the quests.
Now that they are gone, I sat alone at my computer, looking at the quest log. Seeing that I was at a level where soloing was no longer an option (to maintain EBB).
I looked at the LFM. I needed to run Orchard quests before leveling. I was 16, the worst level to PUG at. Nothing but stoners probably.
Oh well, I either PUG and take my chances, or continue sitting there staring at the screen. Put up an LFM for "inferno of the Damned" notes were "Hear/understand voice chat, newbs welcome, BYOH, trapper would be nice"
level range 15-16.
Get my first hit. Accept, I test the player with "how's the weather where you're at?" No response, I type in party chat "can you hear voice?" No response. I boot him. My mood drops. I think, "guess they were right". Moments later I get a tell: "do you have room for 3?" I tell him sure. Now I have two clerics and a barbarian in the party (I'm druid btw). I ask the cleric who had sent me the original tell if he'd mind healing. He said np. I drop the BYOH from the LFM. We quickly fill the last two spots.
The newblets I got from this group? 3 were legend TRs, two of which had Founder's Helms. Others all had TRs and had been playing for quite some time. None were zergers. All but two used voice chat. We conquered, we wiped, we took breaks, we got back together the next day.
Moral of the story? Stop staring at the LFM screen. Make your own. The other 100 players who are just like you are staring at it too.