I know a lot of users have been complaining about chat and complaining about not having chat.
This reminds me of when I had to sit an hour of detention because some rowdy class members decided to annoy the teacher. I mean, I missed my dance class because of it.
Same thing here. Some users misuse chat, some use it wisely. I mean, the taking away chat is a punishment for the entire wiki, not only for the users that misuse chat.
Like in my mini story, the entire class, or in this case, wiki was punished, not just the bad users.