I've done both low sec and 0.0 pvp and low sec is by far much harder, if your a pirate. What gate guns mean to a pirate is an extra 400 DPS helping the other non-pirate guy, plus a lot of other headaches I won't go into here.
I happen to be in VETO corp and it's one of the best corps I've even been in. Not only are the members awesome but Verone runs a tight ship making VETO one of the most organized corps out there. I've been having some of the most fun I ever had playing a MMO since I joined these guys.
P.S. He isn't a fry cook hes a fluffer.