The objections users are raising about the early questions on a site are based on this cautionary tale:
No Artificial Intelligence in Area 51, which is based on Asking the First Questions, both pretty quick reads.
They say, in effect:
It has long been established that no question is too entry-level nor too basic. Everyone is welcome. But, in these earliest days, we are DESIGNING a site for experts. To attract experts, you need a site where people are asking very interesting and challenging questions, not the basic questions found on every other Q&A site. Remember, the pro sites WILL attract the enthusiasts, but not the other way around!
The earliest questions on a site will set the tone and topic of the site for a long time.
When experts come to this site, they'll say "Wow! This is the site for me" … or they wont.
I just dropped by to see how this new site was doing (note: I am not a DBA but I play one when I visit here). As I write this, the front page (the "billboard" for this site) includes two book recommendation threads, a listing of bloggers and podcasts, a "how did you become a DBA" poll, and a few entry-level questions.
Don't get me wrong; These questions will be asked eventually. It's inevitable. But the earliest, private beta is much more about driving the design of the site then getting these questions out there so early in its lifecycle.
That's where all the angst is coming from; Users who care very much about getting this site off to a really strong start. I think they are kindly asking that you focus on keeping the content particularly strong, especially so early in the beta.
It's not a personal attack or an outright rejection of this material.