I tried a guided game even though I was worried it would be a terrible experience. I expected to get a toxic group who would expect me to be on their level skill wise, but what I got instead was a truly fun experience.
I know there will be some people who are toxic and jerks on these guided games, but it was refreshing to be matched with polite and patient individuals. It was a good reminder that the community is not all toxic, but only parts of the community are (this forum 80% of the time for example)
So if you have been on the fence, I want to encourage you to try it!