Firstly I am soo sorry for being so late to reply to this because I think I could have just saved you the embarrassing and belittling experience that you were put through. I pray that you come back and maybe just read this response.
I know exactly what you're going through and there's only one thing I can recommenced:
don't make your first character a PvP character and instead just make one to level and do quests on. Once you get to a high level it will be easy to fund a decent and powerful lower level character on which to do PvP quests, get armor and do level sprite on.
I had the same problem, trust me!! My current characters were made only a month and a bit ago with no monetary funding.
I wish that that there were gear restrictions on lower level arena's so that new people would actually
have a chance. It doesn't help when most of the people are OP or pottymouths. Also I know it can't be changed... because it's already been monetized (for too many years) rather than being used as a training ground for new players.
@Bryn: afraid it's too late to recommend quill arena
it's been... taken over by alts too T_T