As an inexperienced fighter and a returnee I'll put in my two cents on things... mostly from a personal standpoint.
I'm running low on certain herbs/poisons and potions - though the potions are easy to refill - I don't have much money to buy new herbs/poisons and now my pouches are buggy so I can't put what I've bought in them. It's not a whine; I don't know if I should get new pouches or what's up but it obviously makes me think twice about when/where I might fight or spar.
Second, for me is time. I have strange and very long work days so if I'm on during the days I work, I just don't have the energy or time to put in for a long spar or a ship ride.
I don't know what other new players/returnees/inexperienced fighters are thinking... these are my issues. That and jumping into combat against people with all crowned ultimate skills and years more experience is just intimidating. I'm all about learning however and any assistance/advice is appreciated, even if it's just how to be more self-sufficient so that I can refill pouches etc.
Written and shown unedited exactly as rendered by text based game bulletin board on Avalon Online RPG and by my hand on the 5th of Agamnion, in the year 1349.