Boing Boing is Boing Boing. It's a collection of Authors who generally have the same interests but specifically vary greatly in their execution. That equality-with-diversity is what makes the place wonderful, to begin with, but yes, each Author is also going to react differently to things posted on the BBS.
Generally, I've been handed "the ball" to carry BBS into the future, but if you call out an author against the community guidelines, you're going to get a reaction.
Enso's behaviour was inappropriate in any thread. I don't fault him (or anyone) their feelings on this change, but I don't doubt he knew specifically what he was getting into with his posts.
The vast majority of mod actions are handled by the mod team. And we're going to take efforts to keep that process transparent as much as reasonable going forward. I completely understand if, to you, that's not enough. But it's all I can offer.