True, I could jump on a MTB so that the effort would be slightly more for me, but I find it very hard to stay with a group at 1 - 1.5 w/kg and would be tempted to fly off the front. It’s also Friday at 6:00 pm for us Eastern time zone peeps, that is prime family time (and most likely bourbon time) for me.
Actually, your being there, and riding at the advertised (Recovery?) pace, would not ruin anything for anyone. In fact, some participants in Rookie Rides have mentioned the lack of support. You could be available to answer questions reliably and provide for an enhanced rookie experience… Zwift could have solicited experienced Zwifters to participate in these rides (which you can still do) and assist with the chat traffic.