And I have some free time for now at least, so I wanted to know where do I need to start or what do I need to do in order to get back into this? I have a 65 rune-keeper(?) sitting in Moria, is there any expansions I need to pick up so I can get to the 75 level cap, soon to be 85? Any pointers would be greatly appreciated!
Sounds like you want to look for siege of mirkwood, rise of isengard then the latest, riders of rohan. In about that order, levels and release-date wise. If budget is tight Riders of Rohan can wait until early september ( release date - ciurrently its in pre-order ) and you could probably 'skip' Mirkwood.