Here's the thing. There'll be challenges and EVE Mobile ISK gate camps, however this can and will be overcome with expertise and teamwork. Gate camps are expensive when you get wrapped from the regional alliance, also if you are traveling throughout their nullsec space, they will destroy you too because it's their territory. When it's the alliance camping their particular territory, welp, that's their space! Either join them or try and run the blockade and make your money by being one of the only individuals hauling in goods from nullsec.
This is a very social sport, you are not going to have fun on your own. I'm new and I am having a blast flying with full fleets and learning and supporting my group. Anyone can receive the experience I am having.
Edit: one additional thought. This is not taking that much of the time, I am easily able to perform 15min - 1hour chunks of time and participate. To Cheap EVE Echoes ISK the people who would just like to explore, match a frigate with some stabilizers and inertial and you're pretty secure with autopilot. If you're hauling goods from nullsec, on your own, then I'm not certain why this should be wholly safe..