Amen. Here, after months of frustration and maxed out competitive filters, we all were begging Google for filters to ban accounts instead of domains, for the reason you noted, and Google says, "Hey, we can do one better. We'll save you the work--we'll ban the accounts."
P.S. Most arbiters have long known how it's virtually impossible to get unbanned or get a second account. They were playing with fire with no long-term vision.
"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."