I sympathize. But let's note that we now know Google used bots for this purge, sacrificing some portion of accuracy in judgment for greater speed and lower cost. Of course, either way there was no escaping a certain percentage of errors...human editors screw up, every day.
My guess is Google deliberately erred on the side of expedience, guessing (accurately) pretty much any G+ users they did offend would get over their pique, eventually. Thus, I believe the more serious miscalculation was in not pre-allocating more resources for the inevitable review process.
If you think about it, all of the above is typical Google behavior. In particular, do your remember the customer service fiasco that was created by the Nexus One sales? Again, Google thought it could be handled with bots. Bottom line: it's not as though they went out of their way to be jerks, on this occasion. :-)