Instead of instant lifetime ban, there needs to be PROBATION.
First Offence: 3 Month Ban Second Offence: 6 Month Ban Third Offence: 3 Stikes You're OUT!
I know I will be offending a lot of VAC believers here who believe their beloved VAC is 100% right all the time, but there are some instances where it is wrong.
On my other account, just recently. While playing Rust of all games. I was VAC banned. Which is an outright mistake. Playing on a server where the lag was terrible I was rubber banding here and there. And for some odd reason get kicked for some "Violation". And this was mainly on the official servers.
On my other account. Been playing on steam for over 10 years. Without EVER using a cheat/hack. Now after playing Rust, I get a VAC ban.
As far as I am concerned in my case, in which I know I was wrongly VAC banned, I have submitted a support ticket, in hopes of resolving this wrongful VAC ban.