You know guys, the easiest way to get around all your problems...
And suddenly your problems stop existing as well.
That's not the answer. Pugging is, in itself, a game of chance. I posted about a failed STF instance I experienced yesterday. This morning I joined a PuG ISE and we mopped the floor with the Borg with ease and finished the entire thing with somewhere around six minutes to spare. The best thing? There wasn't a great deal of communication between us - it wasn't really needed; everyone knew what to do, and we steamrollered the whole thing and it was absolutely fantastic!
I'd hate to lose out on the above experience simply because of the chance that I MIGHT wind up with a team of clueless rainbow-boat players. It'll happen sometimes, but it's worth enduring the bad ones for the sake of the good, and great, ones.
Personal T6 Ship Wishlist:
Nova/Rhode Island class with Hybrid Pilot BOFF seat.
That is all. (guess this wasn't really a 'list' after all!)