So you bought a used Xbox 360, you get home, ready to try it out, eager to get online and enjoy your purchase. You sign in, you see it loading then... wait... what? Banned?!?! If you've ever had this happen you understand how frustrating it can be. You want to have fun and enjoy games and talk with friends on your spotless account, but someone who couldn't live with the Terms of XBL has ruined it all for you. Sure banning the console keeps the player offline, until he sells the console to the store you just bought it from and just gets an unbanned console. Isn't there another way to ban someone without rendering a console all but useless? You block the IP address! But couldn't they change the address? Yes. How about just banning the account! That would show them! Until they make a new one that is. What about a combination of both? They'll have to pay for a new account and change the IP address, and yes, it is considerably much cheaper than a new Xbox 360, but out of all the XBL players, how many actually get permanently banned? Well around 1 out of every 20 user about 5%. So why should 95% of people have to consider the possibility of getting an obsolete console, when there are other options?
This is my opinion, if you disagree, that's perfectly alright, just be respectful of it.