Votes on Meta have a different meaning to votes on the main site.
As well as the usual meaning (not enough research, unclear or not useful) down-votes on meta mean things like (but not limited to):
- I disagree with your proposal
- I don't think this is a good feature request
- It's not a bug
- I don't think there is a problem to be solved
There's even a section in the meta FAQ about it.
It's one of the reasons why there is no independent reputation on meta sites (apart from Meta Stack Overflow, but that because it's special).
I can only guess why people have down-voted your first meta question, but it likely to be because they don't think there's a problem.