I potentially agree with badp that there might be room for good subjective questions, but unfortunately this isn't one of them. In reality, this question is a textbook example of a bad subjective question.
The reason is that it presupposes a worldview where the question asker is correct by using weasel words to frame the question:
Why do people play the same maps over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again, and then some?
The question title, with its repeated usage of "over and over", indicates the practice is unquestionably monotonous and boring
This has been bugging me for a while
The question is framed as a personal pet peeve of the author, immediately injecting bias into it.
In addition to that, there is often hostility towards playing on maps that aren't so "blessed", from general whining and voting to switch to a "canonical" map to ruling them out of higher level gameplay — to the point where in a few Quake Live competitions, the "blessed" maps were barely enough to have best-of-5 duels.
- Weasel-y use of "there is often hostility": really? Who acts hostile? Are there any sources to indicate this is a prevalent problem?
- Dismissal of viewpoint other than the question asker's as whining
- Usage of scare quotes to indicate terms ostensibly used by people who disagree with question asker are spurious
- Anecdotal evidence ("a few Quake Live competitions") used to justify the existence of the problem.
So: is there a reason why new maps and new content is often called for, yet met with hostility?
Specious use of a Google search to justify the question asker's worldview.
Basically, in order to answer the question, one has to presuppose a series of questionable assertions made by the question asker that really come down to the question asker's personal opinion (no doubt influenced by selection bias). If one disagrees, one first has to challenge the entire premise of the question, which leads to confrontation and argument.
Heck, based on your account, this has happened.
Because of all this, I think the question clearly fails the guidelines 3-5 of Good Subjective, Bad Subjective. But its companion piece, Real Questions Have Answers has a little more guidance:
[...]Chatty, open-ended questions diminish the usefulness of our site and push other questions off the front page. To prevent your question from being flagged and possibly removed, avoid asking subjective questions where:
- it is a rant disguised as a question: “______ sucks, am I right?”
But I really think this abridged version of Ask MetaFilter's guideline doesn't do it justice. The original Ask MetaFilter guideline (emphasis mine):
- Questions that are some version of "What is the deal with X?"or "X sucks, am I right?" tend to not go well on Ask MetaFilter. Please do not rant on AskMe and pretend it is a question.