So, first off, I'm not starting an RP here, because I wouldn't want to be the GM. I'd join immediately if someone else with experience would take the reigns, but this is just more of a general question.
I want to get into D&D, and I'm hoping to find a group to play with that would be ok with a new guy just learning the ropes. I figured the RP'ers on this site might know more about the resources out there, or resources they've used, to find groups near them. I've seen some sites for players but a lot of them seem to be sort of dead with no way to tell if the people listed there are still playing. I also heard that local game shops keep binders with local games around, but that these games aren't as good, or that the players are more weird or something.
If any tabletop players are out there, how did you find a group to play with, or what would you suggest?