Actually I had similar experiences with two other guilds as well, one of which was the first guild I joined who actually told me I couldn't play with them until I had better gear. When I asked to join what I thought was a nice guild they said no. My current guild I have is very inactive and casual, and is just used for access to guild vendors. I was thinking of making a solo guild just for me, but I think you need to have a minimum level to use guild vendors.
Its not just the guilds either, its a general observation of players on this server, most of which seem to be like that.