The things I've learned about you (which aren't much, but at least the things I have), remind me of myself. It makes me understand the path you take and the frustration you experience.
Years ago, I was a GM for a French MMO (Dofus). It started with hosting events, and then turned into the English servers needing more than one gamemaster to run things because of the expanding population. There were a myriad of problems--an influx of gold farmers, top-tier players who were known for harassment and bad behavior, forum trolls who didn't like being sanctioned, previous GMs who abused their power and made it harder for the team they passed their responsibilities on, and players who macro'd and thought we didn't see it. Everything needed documenting. Ankama Games watched our actions closely and openly distrusted us. We weren't paid, but a small group of us manned an IRC channel and slept in shifts anyway.
All because we loved our game.
The feedback forums were filled with specific GM names and what we did "wrong" (times we edited, deleted a forum post that violated ToS, times we banned people). You could actually go by who was the most productive by the stacks of complaint threads and who was up for a rant that day. If we failed to document Ankama Games' protocol and a player had a grievance, it made the entire team look bad. And then Ankama distrusted us even more.
One day, two French GMs visited our servers and spawned a monster for the first player to reach level 100. Ankama heard about it and grilled the English team first, even when we said who it was that did it. They had the records, but we were lectured at for a week anyway. It was what it was when we had that much power.
After a while I didn't enjoy the game anymore because it felt like everyone hated me. But you know... people still keep in touch, after the heat died down. They still thought about me. Even years later, ten years later I get the random person finding me on Facebook or Linkedin to say hello. When I popped back in the unofficial game forums, they're happy to see me. I think this is true for you too.
A gamemaster's job is thankless, especially if you're known as the enforcer. And then there's the anger and resentment that built up for even me over time, I didn't want to resent my community for doing what I did and sticking by the rules. I did my job because I knew I was good at it and nobody was going to do it better than me. When I left (over an unrelated issue, someone passing away), I was missed.
I think this is true for you too.
You are a good GM. Please keep doing your job, I think this community would be different without you.
Thank you for reading.