There have been multiple times that moderators have near instantly closed valid questions.
This authoritarian action is completely undemocratic.
I've found more than multiple times that questions have been reopened.
@KilianFoth is right. Nevertheless downvotes should be for bad questions, not for questions we don't like. Furthermore, there are already three votes to close the question because it would be "opinion based", despite the question being totally neutral and non controversial (either there are such operators in some exotic language or there are't).
4 "primarily opinion based" close votes for a question that is definitely not opinion based? WTF? That is one of those cases were I really wish there were a "keep open" close vote option. – Heinzi Feb 7 '18 at 7:51
Moderators are granted moderation power based on their reputation that comes from asking or answering questions not on any moderation experience or merit. Meaning they could be great moderators or terrible moderators. Either way they are given that power without training, guidance or experience.
The users and typically new users have reported despair at topics closed or moved to other communities. Since late last year Stack Exchange has claimed it wanted to prevent that.
I suggest that part of that effort users should be able to vote or grade the quality of moderators, moderators who again, could be good, great or terrible at moderation. We don't know!
If users with moderation power (moderators) can close questions, users without moderation powers should be able to grade them.
Not a duplicate of provided questions (see comments).
Since you down voted my issues every year I post on them I'll give you some replies you can use to save time.
CANNED REPLY 1:
Your idea is stupid and you're stupid. Your question is a duplicate. We've heard it many times before. Instead of taking that as a sign for improvement we'll defend the existing system the way it is and dismiss your concerns. Our system isn't oppressive, you're just a liar. Even if it is we have plenty of users. Your issue is not important us.
CANNED REPLY 2:
Thank you for your suggestion. If you took the time out of your day to mention it it must be important to you. If it's important to you then it's important to us and it's not our desire to cause trauma to our users. While we get a lot of feature requests we can't address them all. We'll take your suggestion into consideration as we make improvements to our sites.