For all your willingness to point the 'sky is falling' stick at other people, you seem to conveniently overlook the commercial suicide such a move would inevitably entail.
It wouldn't be commercial suicide for a company with a huge, rabid following like Valve. Just look at the numerous bans which have occured for supposedly cheating WOW players. Most will simply pay again to keep playing. Plus there are plenty more fish in the sea to churn even if those didn't.
You are also conveniently overlooking the fact that even if Valve doesn't cutoff everyone from a game doesn't mean that it won't cutoff YOU. Look at mOOzilla. Valve has already cut him off from all of his Steam games, and he is not alone in that predicament. The bottom line is that Valve guarantees nothing with Steam when it comes to availability, and it fully delivers on that guarantee for at least some of its customers.This comment was edited on Apr 23, 12:52.