You could call it an obsession, or you could call it a case of "if enough people have a problem, maybe there really is a problem." Taking the latter road would involve a great deal of self-reflection though, which apparently isn't some peoples' cup of tea.
The people I talked to may be blowing things out of proportion. This could very well be true. If it is true, then I agree that it is in bad taste and unfair to you. However, if there is just one shred of truth to what anyone has said, and if just one story in 100 of moderator abuse of authority, 20 people screaming TROLL if you express a different opinion than that of the "clique," or being banned from the hub because what you have to offer in exchange isn't to the right peoples' liking, then it is a sorry situation. If quality of people and ethics in administration exist, then they should exist fully, and not waver. If one story in 100 of a moderator banning someone for disagreeing with them is true, then your administration sucks!
I know who I can trust on this forum or any other that I frequent, and those who tell me they have been banned for no reason and have been labeled trolls quickly are pretty straightforward and trustworthy people in my opinion. If you want to call my judgment into question, so be it. But that won't help matters either.
If enough people, who most likely have no ties to each other, are singing the same tune, then it is most likely true. The song that is coming my way is one of unfair and unexplained banishment, moderator abuse of authority and general uptightness, and cliquish acts of teaming up on new people who don't conform.
So if it looks like a duck, acts like a duck, sounds like a duck and walks like a duck, it is a duck, no matter how much you try to deny it.
Our moderators don't claim to be perfect. They make mistakes, and when they do, they own up to them immediately. That is truth. That is integrity. You might want to look into that.