I, too, was banned during the "Great JD Purge of April 2005" for simply being a JD Staff member, only to be re-instated like the rest of the gang. But, like Jesse James, I hardly ever used my RS account after that. In fact, after I was re-instated the only time I posted anything over there again was to defend the GH guys and point out blatent hypocrisy
on the part of the RS Mods/Admins. That of course was unacceptible behavior and I was banned for "my association with JD".
I still think it's so stupid and so hypocritical that members can get banned for having non-RS links in their signature lines, but Moderators and Admins can do that if they want... even stupider that I got banned for pointing that out.
In the end, the only emotion I feel about my banning is - "whatever". If that's how they want to run their ship, making dramatic examples of those who dare speak out against them or question them, who cares? Whatever. No skin off my back. I couldn't care less about not posting over there. Really. It's a place filled FULL of greenday101s/yooda_bois and morons. For every "good" poster, there are 100 illiterate morons.
I would much rather spend the time I have on-line here. The people are (for the most part) nicer, more literate, and just more mature overall. Yeah, we have a few "greenday101" types pop up from time to time, but they are swiftly dispatched. Maybe we will never have the "traffic" that RS has (although by the numbers, our forums are the second most active out there), but who cares if it's crappy ass traffic? I'd rather read a thread with 5-6 well-rounded posts instead of one filled with 50 "yeah, taht guy looks hella coolz!" posts.
I consider RS to be a waste of my time. I'll pass on the illiterate morons, the hypicritcal Admins, and Webmasters only in it to make money off their forumites. I'm not missing anything (other than headaches) by staying away from RS.