The way I see it.. When it comes to age in the matter, it really doesn't matter all that much as long as you meet the following requirements. (Just in my opinion.):
1) You have intelligence.
2) You have common sense.
3) You have common decency.
4) You have an undying interest to improve the game.
5) You are not a total jerk.
If you meet these requirements, and meet the other ones.. I think that you're always worth giving a shot to. You seem to be at lesat 3 of these. I haven't talked to you too well to know for sure.
You've got my vote! (Not that I exactly get one.
) Just hang with it, and I wish you luck.