It is always a hard decision to ban a regular. Even moreso when said regular has been with us for so long.
I think you are wrong when you suggest we shouldn't consider the fact that you have participated in other appeal threads. It is for us another indication that you are acquainted with our rules.
I know WP members receive some hate on our server but it's just salty tears that comes with having such skilled members. Any person that is honest with themselves know to recognize that playing against WP is in fact a chance to learn and to better oneself. Moreover, banter is surely allowed as long as it stays within the scope defined by the rules but I'm going off topic here. I just <ant you to know that the hate you guys receive is indeed taken into account but in fact, in your favor.
But more importantly I'm willing to believe that our rules and our appeal process apply equally to everyone and that you were given the same treatment as every other grieffer. The fact that your ban stays in place comes from the result of a vote that ultimately tipped in your disfavor.