The one thing that stops people in EvE from trying out new things, is the fact that they're afraid of what might happen if they get out of their comfort zone.
I've been part of that certain groups for quite a long time so I know how it is. You want to try new things, but are afraid of losing a ship, or just not being good enough for something.
And that's a shame, because in genera EvE has so many fun things that you as a player can do, all you need is to try it.
I used to be afraid of wormholes/null/.. Well basically any zone that wasn't high sec, thinking that as soon as I were to step out in lower security space I'd get my ship destroyed in seconds.
How wrong I was, turned out that in null sec the people there are afraid of neutrals, and in wormhole space nobody really knows you're there until you bump into them. Being on purpose or accidentally (I've had both sorts happening on a few trips in the past)
Low sec.. Well that's another story, most people like a fight and they wouldn't mind going after you, but most of the time when traveling you won't have much worry from pirates because if you go from gate to gate you're pretty safe. Although don't think I'm saying that you won't get killed, gatecamps still exist and they will kill you if they get the chance, you just have to make sure that said chance doesn't happen.
The past few weeks I've been going in and out of wormholes again, with a not too cheap ship, but I switched my mindset from "Oh no I don't want to get blown up" to "Fuck it, might as well get it blown up".. I haven't lost my ship yet, but I've had a few close calls.
Still itching to join a wormhole corporation though, but yet to find one that isn't too serious about losses, and yet serious enough not to have them happen due to stupidity..
Which is not an easy thing to find.
A shame that most people I knew in game stopped playing, I had fun two manning a C4, but we could have used a few more people in order to survive.
I'll figure it out sooner or later
Stay tuned o7