It seems to me that almost all of the drama on SO/SE is the result of "bad questions". Many thousands of programmer-hours, I'm sure, have been poured into moderation tools, voting tools, queues, tags, flags, etc. And yet the "Ask a question" page looks like it was written in 2008 and left alone since then. Every post on the topic of question quality links to one of the many excellent "How to ask questions" pages on the net, but the "Ask a question" page links to none of them, nor does it offer any advice of its own beyond an itsy-bitsy, essentially invisible link on the far, far right of the page.
Why doesn't the "Ask a question" page impart any of the hard-won expertise in asking and answering questions that the community has gathered over the years? Why doesn't it suggest anything to the user other than possible duplicates? Why is it that so much effort has been put into every part of the site except the single most relevant page to the goal of attracting quality questions?
Our site's main entry point for questioners looks like a Google search, so why is anyone surprised or upset when people treat it like a Google search? Push button, receive answer, right?