Better to start from scratch if you didn't play after the trait trees. In case of some classes such as the RK the changes amount virtually to entirety.
The revamped areas are good. Also, generally, the pre-Moria phase offers the most choices to play and replay differently; you can go to the North Downs with one character but to Evendim with another, you can pick Angmar or Forochel etc.
Moria is still the gem of LOTRO realm.
On trait grind:
- Do the first 6 books of Volume II while you're in Moria as opposed to leveling past it quickly. It's a horrible exercise in back-and-forthness but the story line is great.
- Try to advance as many class deeds as possible. Include the skills necessary for the grind in your rotation even if you wouldn't normally use them.
- Ask a kinnie or friend or a random helpful personality to walk you through the BugBattleBlunders once you're past level 60-ish. It will help accumulate a few points gating your 2 precious traits and also save you from having to do them when you're doing the HD epics.
- Try remembering the good old times you had pre-level 75 or imagine the relatively better times ahead in Gondor while grinding every single damn quest alongside the epics in Western Rohan. Also, the story arcs are pretty good (IMO; not everybody agrees) unlike the quest structure wrapping them.
I'm theoretically on both Landy and Crick though lately I've been chiefly grinding some gear for my Landy Kibilturg nowadays. Still, add Kibilturg/Zigilturg and say hi if we happen to meet on Crick