Why can't I just offer a bounty for a question right off the bat?
Not long ago, I asked the question How should I modify this SQL statement?
I could not get the answer I was looking for until I offered a 400-rep bounty.
I then got the answer in less than 5 minutes.
So I would love to have the option of setting the bounty at the time of writing the question, in order to get an answer more quickly.