Did you create a Confessor as your first class character?
Joking aside, I felt the same way when I initially joined. When I logged in for the first time, I rarely saw other players, had zero clue where to start and what to do. I gave up, logged out and played another game.
I decided to give this game another shot a couple of months later. This time I started reading the forums, watched the tutorial videos and asked for game advice for those willing to help. I have been playing ever since.
If you just joined yesterday (campaign), the server is a ghost town because 5.7 is about to drop and a majority of the playerbase is playing test. Mostly because the new update though, no one is interesting in playing because everything will be wiped. This is actually good news for you because you can use the next few days to test out which class/craft you like best, test all disciplines on test dummies, brush up your game knowledge and nail down your training plan for the new 3x training.
Redbeard_14 does a EK fight night every Friday at 10pm CST. Its alot of dueling in basic gear so it's a great place to test, learn and have fun. Either way, coming from someone who originally shared the same opinion of this game, I hope you give it a chance because the game is constantly improving and is fun.