Yeah, it's been a while and I miss it too. I went to Vanguard and that hasn't really fullfilled my excitement like I thought it would.
A couple friends & I are thinking of making a comeback tour to EQ when the Anniversary Edition is released. All expansions for $20. Can't beat that. We haven't decided which server to go to, but whichever one we decide one, we are all rolling new toons. No hurries on rushing levels either. I actually want to re-experience some of the good ole encounters, heh. Places like Sebilis, ToV, VT, etc.
Granted, many old encounters can be done with single groups and not raids anymore, but it will still be fun and bring back some old memories