The Facebook account requirement was a massive misstep for Facebook/Meta, mainly because their support for Facebook account issues is so bad, and mostly run by bots due to the billions of accounts out there. Tying this to a product you pay for was a bad idea. At the very least Facebook should have setup a special support section to resolve Quest related facebook issues quickly. Also it should never have been possible to lose all your purchases for VR due to posts made on a social media platform unrelated to your VR usage.
Here's hoping the new meta accounts will solve these issues.
Think it would have been less of an issue had it not been the American election too, when Facebook were super strict on new accounts trying to avoid bots.
Still not a smart move.