Personally I chose "Thought it'd be an easy role to start off with".
Background: I was by that time in FR/LotR fantasy roleplay sims, playing roles like high-/woodelfs, dragons and such. I had in those times heard about Gor RP, usually bad things, like that the players could not roleplay, that it is all about selling others for L$ and having BDSM sex, RL influence, all that "dirty" stuff.
But then I do not want to condemn someone, to form an own opinion really, without having experienced things first hand. So I went to Gor, Torcadino, and thoroughly read all the massive amounts of rule NCs they had, got me slave clothing (this cool Captive Elegance Princess Leia fullprim outfit!) and carefully entered.
Of course I was right away collared and thrust to the side of another kajira to give me a tour. After that tour it was mostly no roleplay anymore, no matter what I tried. The slaves chatted only in IM - one explained me a bit about Gor and foremost what - OOC - was expected from me, and the free men only sat around the campfire of the city chatting about GM weapon imbalance and cheating methods and how which player would be better than the other, also OOC. Us slaves were kneeling wordlessly behind them for as long as we wanted or did other things like IM'ing or shopping.
At one point the local slaver came to me, telling me he would put my "white silk" up for auction, expecting a well 30.000 L$ of which I would see no dime, then myself to any master who would pay, expecting a well 50.000 L$ of which, again, I would not see a cent - and neither would have any influence about regarding the choice of master. Their rules by the way had foretold nothing about such auctions. At a point a small RP was made before this auction, resulting in a NC with my slave papers and the demand that I should place them into my profile's mainpage. When I refused to do that, suggesting to instead use a prim paper holder for the thigh, they banned me.
I returned to the fantasy play, but I was not satisfied by this one, really bad example. So a few weeks later I returned to Gor, to this threatening huge - for a 1sim fantasy player, 12 sims are huge - Aria continent where I, in the matter of thirty minutes was captured by a panther girl En. She was keeping me as a slave without question and I did not object. She was a fun woman, helping me with Gor, helping me with my avatar looks (the shape she showed me I wear until today!), she leaded a tribe and enjoyed a lot the raiding and sex that was back then still very open as the difference between BTB and GE did not yet exist. We enjoyed the RP we had with each other and fast learned to respect each other as players too. I made first steps into building, helping her to build camps for the tribe, adding though more ideas and creativity than prims myself. 4 months later she had to leave for RL reasons, and I left Gor again.
And when I then returned... I returned as panther girl...
The prejudices about Gor are pretty right, yet were more right in those early days of Torcadino. Today it is far more elaborated, the player base changed and we have far more options to chose from in terms of general heading (pewpew, lifestyle, roleplay and any mix of those). I learned to handle the challenges and to select whom to play with, whose RP would not be joyful for me and who would not want to RP from the first place but instead try to enforce his RL on me, I learned how to deal with that and how to prevent it. Gor from the sight of a fantasy roleplayer was much like moving from a German roads aimed glittering VW Golf to an old, rusty British Jaguar - it is another world, it is huge and you must get accustomed to it to drive it without danger for your life and sanity.