I do understand not wanting to be harsh, but it’s sorta like folks going out to dinner naked and then the hosts kicking them out for being “nudists.” Come on, man… no one else is here to see that or be here with you. Just because they want to do it one way doesn’t mean that we have to let them (though they are certainly welcome to on their own terms… just not when it affects everyone else adversely). More importantly, we can’t “avoid” him. He comes and sits with us whether we like it or not.
Setting everyone’s HP to 300 means I no longer get to play the game I came here to play… I don’t want 300 health god mode, I want a grueling slog of battle. I want to fight bad guys that pose a threat to me at every corner; I don’t feel good because I’m better than my team (play Dark Souls PvP if you want to feel better than other players), I feel good because my team and I are overcoming powerful enemies and difficult obstacles with our skill.
We ban hackers because they are doing what everyone else is doing, but they are doing it the ‘wrong’ way. The game was made so that you don’t 1-shot Stormfiends with an elven greatsword… so if you cheat in order to 1-shot Stormfiends with an elven greatsword, you’ve officially done it the wrong way.
EDIT: And I’d like to clarify: the wrong way is a harsh term because they were causing everyone else grief. If you don’t hurt anyone else or take away their good time, you do you, boo!