Everyone in the party at the time, iirc, had at least twice the experience I did, assuming wins and losses are approximately the same on them. I still don't have that much knowledge about which heroes work well together and what laning compositions work with what lineups, so right from the picking stage I was lost, since everyone else had that knowledge.
I was told I had to pick someone to go on the short lane, so I suggested Windrunner and got weird reactions from everyone else, since I was also going to be in lane with Wisp. Eventually it got to the stage where I was asking them what hero I should play, and they just said to pick whatever. I ended up not picking a hero until after the first creeps spawned.