I admit I hardly understand animosity against certain type of questions, like this one: Video tutorials to learn R programming language. The argument was that the answer will be subjective. I find asking for a good manual/tutorial is legitimate and useful. How is closing that question useful to the community?
Do you know what is the most upvoted question ever? List of freely available programming books!
Exactly the same type of question, isn't it? Will we close it?
You can see that the most valuable, most community-appreciated questions/answers here are subjective! Moreover, I'd say, almost every programming question is subjective - there are often many ways how to achieve something and depends on the preference of asker. Also in programming, many times you want a few tips instead of exactly one fitting solution.
I believe we should attenuate our animosity against some types of subjective questions - which is anyway highly inconsistent.
EDIT: all of you responded with this:
This question exists because it has historical significance, but it is not considered a good, on-topic question for this site, so please do not use it as evidence that you can ask similar questions here.
My response: I see - but isn't it ironic, that its the most appreciated and favourited question ever? Then its becoming more and more clear that the FAQ ignores the community value. Then the FAQ is not something which the community profits from, but artificial document made by some theoretically "QA-thinking" people, ignoring what the community really profits from. When it's fighting most valuated questions ever, then something must be wrong here.