Well, yeah. You’re missing the part where you discover something new (smartbombs on gate = bad times) then set to work learning how to overcome the issue (using the map information for recent kills, scouting and using warp markers so you don’t warp direct to gate).
When EvE kicks you in the teeth and takes your pocket money you are presented with a choice. You can assume it’s a broken game full of un-solvable hardships, take to the forums and complain that EvE is broken and everyone who plays it is a monster. Or you can break down what happened to you and make a plan to prevent it happening next time. Eventually your lessons build up to a point where you are situationally aware enough to know roughly what might happen in a given situation, then as your knowledge builds you start to control those situations.
Please don’t instantly complain how unplayable the game is because you weren’t able to grasp it in seconds. It’s a hard game.