Guru devotion is the total opposite of servitude, it means freedom.
The Guru makes one think for himself and take responsibility.
The Guru makes one grow up, it makes one think, it makes one free.
The Guru makes one compassionate and wise.
The Guru makes one enlightened.
Every place in samsara is deceptive.
In fact, every time we come across as samsaric experience that seems NOT to be deceptive, it is only because we have come across some beings acting out of Dharma, whether consciously or not. It is only because we have experience some level of compassion, love, wisdom or altruism that we find samsara somehow bearable, but then we are not clear in our mind, samsara is NOT bearable, it is Dharma that is the cause of happiness.
The Guru does not teach samsara with a bit of Dharma diluted in it, The Guru teaches and practices Dharma totally.