I have perceived some inconsistency regarding the treatment of borderline OT questions. For instance, https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/76144/in-what-context-php-is-easier-than-asp-net-c has had comment discussion leaning towards reopening even though it seems (to me) to violate the "Which technology is better?" clause in the FAQ.
Is it enough to replace "better" with a near synonym such as "easier" to avoid closing, or is there some deeper reason that this question is on-topic? I think "easier" could also be replaced with a lot of other near-synonyms to give this question a broader application.
In other words, did this question slip through on a technicality or is it in fact a type of question that we want to encourage ?