The only reason why blizzard didnt perma ban everyone is that it would hurt them soo much more than this already does.
I'm fairly sure everyone understands the difference between people who botted leveling and people who used Honorbuddy to gain an unfair advantage in PvE or PvP. However, you, along with many others cannot seem to understand that REGARDLESS of how you used the bot, it still remains a bannable offense, and is against the ToS. Seeing all these people try to justify botting or trying to justify a reduction of their ban "sentence" is pathetic. Whether you botted PvE, PvP, leveling, or a multitude of other things is beyond irrelevant. Accept the consequences or not, what those who were banned did was wrong in regards to the ToS.