I didn't like the idea of painting gelcoat either - in part because there's little chance of removing the paint and going back - but now that I own two vintages of fiberglass trailers (with exposed gelcoat) and an RV with a painted fiberglass exterior, I certainly prefer paint. I'm not criticizing the use of unpainted gelcoat, but once its finish goes downhill painting it certainly has advantages... among them, it is easier to clean and to keep shiny. Of course, paint is also the only way to get a desired colour, for most brands of RV including Escape.
I'm assuming a good paint job; a bad paint job on a trailer is terrible, and I've seen some.
I'm looking forward to seeing kkinna's painted trailer, too.