I finally found a group that made it through the entire west side of Dire Maul.
I logged on and tried to form a party, but an hour later I gave up. So, I headed off to Warsong Gulch while another interested player stuck around Orgrimmar recruiting for a DM group. Before the queue was up for a round of Warsong Gulch, I received a tell about a DM west group forming.
I jumped in and it was an excellent group made up of a Warrior, Priest, Rogue, and two Shamans. I wasn't pleased about having two Shamans, in case of something decent dropping, like Odious Greaves, but I wanted to get the quest done for the Backwood Helm!
The priest knew the instance and lead us through with relative ease. The Odious Greaves did drop, but my dice failed me and the other shaman walked away with them. The Prince at the end of the instance dropped a nice set of shaman pants, but of course, they weren't for my build and my current pants were better. So, the other shaman double dipped and got the pants also.
Oh well, that is the way the cookie crumbles. Anyways, I have my Backwood Helm now and it was a hell of a lot of fun to be in decent group for once!
Update: 4 Nov, 2007 - Edited post and applied labels.