I'm not entirely sure if I started this one, or revived a much older debate, or if this just evolved entirely on its own. But just to set the record straight, I don't think that there's any "concerted effort" going on to close the questions, at least not on my part. I haven't submitted any votes to close.
I don't like the questions, for many of the reasons that have already been discussed, but they're grandfather questions, and they aren't going anywhere.
I'd prefer that the questions simply be locked, if they aren't already. Even if I were really adamant about getting them closed, it would be a waste of time to go through the vote-to-close process because they'll just be reopened within minutes anyway.
There are far worse attrocities being committed on a daily basis. Better to focus on those and make sure that the situation is contained.