Yes you have been with the server a long time. that, however, does NOT give you the ability to critique the bans made by an experienced moderator. We have plenty of kids come on all the time who simply start cussing the server out for no reason other than to be jerks. Ive not seen any complaints about them.
Secondly, you are not a mod. You have no sway over people who are simply because you have been on the server longer. If thats the kind of attitude you will be taking, then im afraid your time with the server is growing shorter. You have been passed over for promotion time and time again for a variety of reasons, but one of them is your feeling of superiority toward other players who havent been here as long. It isnt their fault they have not been members as long. Some are new to MC in general, some are new to SSP, and some are just wandering looking for a perfect server. So honestly, you being here since map one and yet STILL not a mod shows a serious flaw you are doing nothing to correct. This whole thread is essentially one massive butthurt train. And you are the conductor.