Paintball players honest? Are you crazy? I quit the entire sport because teams owners and trainers were routinely teaching their players how to cheat effectively to give them an edge at tournaments. Not to mention the amount of bias by event organizers. Please ...
The majority of airsoft players are honest, there are very few who will actuall cheat. When a potential cheater knows that a game host has a zero tolerance cheating policy in effect and will enforce it, players generally fall into line.
If someone is caught cheating at one of my events they will not be permitted out to another. I'll cut newbs a bit of slack and maybe allow them a couple warnings max, but after that they're gone.
Few individuals would view themselves as barbarous, no, instead they view themselves in a different light, a distorted reality that justifies who they are and what they have done.