There's a few questions come up asking "should I use the Pi for " recently, and this got me thinking.
It's by definition at least somewhat subjective as a question, much more so than "is the Pi fast enough for " which usually has a definite answer (and generally in my view isn't as subjective.)
However, if we want this site to be popular for beginners asking questions I'm not sure we should just rush to close these questions as subjective, I was wondering about the following general policy:
When we see such questions, how about editing them along the lines of "what tools are available for on the Pi? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?"
In my view, this turns it into a much more objective question, and by scope often answers the original at all. For example, if the only tool costs £1k and crashes every 2 seconds and is unusably slow, that strongly shows that the Pi isn't suitable for the particular task in question. If there are a range of good tools that run well, then this shows that it is a task that can be sensibly accomplished. And if it's 50/50, we have an objective list of tools / reasons why it's 50/50, so whoever reading the question can make up their own mind.
If this were most other SE sites I'd be tempted to say just close. But I don't think we can necessarily hold beginners to the site and possibly computing in general to the same standards if we want to be successful.
In my mind, these kinds of questions can be edited into objective questions relatively easily, and therefore I'm suggesting instead of rush to close so quickly, we can edit and thus save a lot more questions first.