I've just deleted my question that had been put on hold as 'too broad.'
I don't think that it shouldn't have been put on hold. While the comments I received helped me solve my problem, I recognize that the question would have added little of value to the site as a whole.
In this case, several commenters appeared to believe the question encompassed several valid questions that I should have broken out and asked individually. If only I could have picked them out.
Is there is a way to ask an acceptable question when you know that the crux of the problem is that you can't see the trees for the forest?