I thought it was too slow paced and boring.
My first game was some indoor place in torrance/gardena in '91. I shared a bag of paint with another first timer. We ran out of paint, I think he used 30 or so paintballs for the day, I shot the rest. I asked about semi's and was told not to get them because they sucked. I did not play again until 2004.
I think this video very accurately shows what the majority of what outsiders/first-timers think.