I almost lost all my friends because i left to play another game for 7 months. i just came back awhile ago to catch up for the new dlc. ive been reading alot of post saying its impossible or to difficult to become 335. i say false. i had one friend to welcome me back. didnt help much but got some tips. i had no raid group. i had no trials group. i had no challenge of elders group. i had no group at all. why 13 days to become 335. it could of taken me a lot shorter time to get there but i had a job that took 40 hours of my time a week. im still not sure if that is a good or bad thing but im 335 now. Took a lot of vangard strikes and lfg web sites. what helped me alot was that before i quit i was an elitist. lol i know. so i came back knowing what to expect. Im back at max light level at now im looking forward to help any new guardians. tldr: if your just coming back to destiny dont complain about getting to 335. Not that hard.
Not to rain on your parade but the changes that came with the April update made it the easiest to hit max light ever. I hit 335 on 2 characters the first week of the update and my third character on reset. I was a forever 29 until the week before Crota dropped so I've experienced actual grind, which it is not at the moment.