The way I see it, there's no real reason to close anything that's not offensive on this website. People should utilize the [stuff-i-like] and [stuff-i-dont-like] tags to filter for stuff they consider "Lounge" material.
Why can't this be a, "as a programmer, how do you feel about this" kind of a site?
I'm really sick of seeing the same questions re-appear here that were already done to death on the original trilogy.
I'd get the most use out of people discussing subtleties, there are a lot of people on this site who have very good ideas who would I'd never find otherwise. At work, I can't go into a chat room and ask these kinds of questions and I'll get 99% worse answers in a chat room.
This is a very special kind of website and I feel people are jumping to conclusions before considering the merits of questions!
I've participated on most of the SO websites since their inception, being much more of a learner than a teacher. If my teachers continually told me not to ask any questions... well I'd be more of a bum than I am now.