Completely depends on what you're looking for, they're pretty different experiences at this point. That said, if you do want to experience a TLP that allows boxing, Rizlona is the first in a long time and is just into Scars of Velious so it's a good time for that if you're looking.
TLP is the best for just returning. Rizlona was sick at launch. The magic kinda fades as time goes on (in my experience), but it's still super fun.
There was a RG guild on Rizlona you could look in to if you were interested. Live EQ is a bit overwhelming to jump right into. It was super fun and all the plugins/ ini files and other good stuff here are built for Live almost exclusively.
I am a fan of EMU servers and try to make macros for them, RG also supports RoF2 EMU servers along with Test.
Welcome back Timboslice!
Wont take much to catch up. now 10+ years u might have to work a bit. but 4yrs would be easy. if u liked your old toons then start them back up. if you where indifferent then pop onto a TLP. can always go back to live if you didnt like it. Ive tried 3 dif TLPs and didnt care for it so i stay live
Whereas I feel going on a live server to start with and running thru the tutorial in Gloomingdeep and the continuation of it with the lady in POK will give you a good foundation of how the game is played now days.
Then you can move on to a TLP server. TLP are paid servers and this way you would have a time to get ready free.
Oh, my bad. I overlooked the part where you have been gone just 4 years.
Not much has changed. It would not be that hard to catch up. And you really have to experience TLP to decide if they are for you. They were not for me.