I'd honestly like to get an opinion out of the community. Do we have an actual personal issue with List questions/Game-Rec questions or are we deciding against them because that's what the rest of SE does?
The main argument that I've heard is "You can't be an expert in Game-Recs or List", but I'd like to point out that a lot of the questions we answer as 'experts' here are not because we know the answer off the top of our head but because we know where to look better than the OP.
My question is a poll: Do we [not like]/[not enjoy]/[not find useful] the recs and list questions or do we simply not want them because that's what SE does?
Personally, I think allowing such questions leads to a huge repository of knowledge that gamers are in fact out looking for. Also, as we continue to grow, the List questions and Game-Rec questions will subside. There are only a finite number of these questions that are ask-able. I also think that such questions may make the difference between this site being a community and a Q&A site.
The difference is much less prominent on SO since for the large part the requirements of a community and a Q&A site for programmers are pretty similar. And SO also "allows" debugging questions, which are, in my opinion, not in the charter of SE.
So which is it? Do we think that these questions detract from this site or that such questions detract from a SE site in general?
For game lists, let's think of them as Abelian groups, (X, g), of prime order. The operation is key feature X and the identity is the game g0. We close a question if it is equivalent to (X, gi) and there exists a question (X, gk) of which gi is a member.
How's that sound? :D
Basically, we DO have a limited number of List questions because lists ought to be determined by a property and occasionally a game. The only limitation we have to place is that only one property can be listed at a time.