"I have known for some time that I would eventually be banned from this site so this is not a huge suprise or shock to me at all."
You did not pay much attention to your reputation notation , so it appeared that you had an agenda running contrary to Trumpet Master. You also gave the impression that you were rather proud of it.
Your banning is more a result of your unwillingness to change your style of postings that appeared to cause your reputation not to improve. You had interesting things to say, but you also had several "in your face" comments that would have been better left unsaid or at least said in a different way. Maybe the banning won't be permanent, but it should be a lesson learned should you be permitted to return in the future. You undoubtedly have good things to share, but the way in which they are shared will have to be amended.
You can have disagreements with the "Artists In Residence" but not in the way you proceeded to share those disagreements. It was as if you were looking for a confrontation with the Artists in Residence and the Moderators, but apparently things went too far. We are guests here and when we disagree, we need to be respectful of each other, the Artists in Residence and the Moderators.