I am barred for life from the US visa waiver programme.
I have always followed the rules, never overstayed etc., etc., - I thought building up a history and following all rules and being honest from the start would count for something but compared to my first visa in 2001 (all done remotely by post) and was valid 5 years thru to my last application in 2011 that took best part of 6 months to complete process and involved personal interview at embassy that ultimately got me a visa that was only valid for 360 days. I used to come for vacation annually to USA but not been since 2012 (when that last visa expired) as the burden I felt was to great to do that on an annual basis - to spend $500 complying with all requirements demanded including day off work to travel to Embassy for interview and related costs etc. was just to must to justify before any normal holiday costs (I accepted it when only had to do it every 5 years).
Is there anything I can do to get back to being granted a longer validity period or even be allowed back on the waiver programme and able to obtain an ESTA and enter under the WVP?