I'm Not an expert or anything, but there's been a lotta new members here on ASC. Its nice to say that I've seen a lot of good new players on the field as well. In my dealings with the MODS they have been patient and firm in their positions. I have no problem shooting them on the field when I get a chance. (Ususally it's them shooting me though).
Milsim and disipline work well together, If the MODS feel its time to make the ban hammer bounce, thats fine. I'm sure you can find a way to still get the basics off the board.