The lower brackets are always and always have been that way people talk trash too much. I play level 31-40 pvp with my pvp pally one thing that i cant stand is one team to get full with people with +18ed weapons and armor but i don't rage quit arena.
I use +9 shield and +8 axe and pally legacy, you don't need to quit because the people have more gold then you to +18 a level 40 weapon i think there more foolish then anyone to waste gold on it. xD
You can win with 3 best things, team work, skill, and being helpful don't just sit there and rage quit at least try.
For the people not helping you join a helpful guild and use LFP chat a lot it help to find partys a lot its only your first 2 days the next 2 days might be better.