Privileged access is, not surprisingly, a privilege. Loss of privilege requires little justification, perhaps unfortunately.
To be honest, this is why I have failed to express interest in joining the cabal. I have nothing but respect for the work the gods do to keep the site and the community functional. Moreover, I will not deny that the gods have the authority to make such decisions on a basis which can be, to borrow a phrase, arbitrary, capricious, and final(*). But I have seen such decisions and what comes off as a certain accompanying smugness (possibly unintended but I can't be certain) which is, for me, enough to say "no thanks."
(*) ChemBoy will doubtless give me a hard time about this for reasons not relevant here.
Update: In case for some reason someone reads this node again I should add that the above was a poor choice of words on my part in an attempt to link in a stupid inside joke.