And don't forget this feeling. If you stick around long term remind yourself occasionally to get out there and pair up with the newbs. I do it myself. I'll sometimes hit general practices, bow in to the class and join in. I'll pair up with anyone out there on the floor. I'm not there to teach, but I'm happy to guide a bit and take good ukemi for anyone willing to learn.
Heh. Remembering a few times where I hung at the back edges of the mat at a big seminar, all intimidated...only to find a shihan bowing to me to practice together. Those are some special people.