The Johnstone middle distance athlete, 29, endured a tough introduction to life at the top table on Saturday and finished last in the women's 800 metres at a sold-out Kelvin Hall.
Gibson, who came in some six seconds behind eventual winner Erica Moore of the US, was a late call-up to the Great Britain & N. Ireland side after the withdrawal of Jenny Meadows and suffered with a lack of competitive sharpness.
But the Kilbarchan club member insists she can bounce back from her disappointment and take the positives out of an otherwise memorable few days.
Gibson said: "The experience of being around world class athletes has been great and it makes you realise that this is where you want to be. I just have to learn from it and move on. It's been nice doing the press stuff, going to the team hotel and meeting up with everybody else.
"You've got world champions in the team so the focus is never going to be on someone who is 29, but I can still take a lot from it."
Gibson, who will head for Sheffield in a fortnight for the Aviva UK Indoor Trials and Championships, was the only Scot competing at the weekend and the multiple Scottish 800 metres champ was cheered all the way by a vocal home support.
She added: "I don't think the occasion got to me. The crowd were fantastic and I wish I could've used it more to my advantage.
"I was disappointed but it had all been a bit last minute given that I only found out a week past Tuesday that I was running.
"I thought I could've done one or two seconds faster but it wasn't to be. It was a really good field and this is where I want to be running. That's where I believe I should be and hopefully it can be a driving force. I can push on from this."
Despite Gibson's struggles, the Kelvin Hall crowd were given plenty to cheer as Mo Farah completed a stunning win in the men's 1500 metres to give the hosts overall victory in the team contest against Russia, Germany, the USA and the Commonwealth select.
The 28-year-old, the reigning world champion at 5000 metres, edged out Kenya's Augustine Choge in a titanic scrap with a stadium record time of 3.39.03.
Choge, the former Commonwealth champ, was the fastest man in the world over 1500 metres indoors last year but Farah came out on top in the final major indoor race the Kelvin Hall will host after two decades of staging world class athletics.
UK Athletics head coach Charles van Commenee said: "It was a fantastic race.
"Mo is the world champion and there are not any weaknesses. He is the complete athlete."