Absolute power corrupts
I love Steam. Having a social gaming network with constant access to a game market place where the prices are truly fluid is brilliant. But the thought of something like this happening is always in the back of my mind, and it scares the shit out of me.
I’ve seen posts before of people having an account for each game they have. That way if an account is banned or VAC banned, their other games aren’t affected.
You also get around VAC banning you from all games that use that engine. Ie. a VAC ban in HL2 will ban you from all games that use the Source engine: L4D, CS:S, etc.
Also, PayPal sucks. Please avoid using it where possible.