I think that some question involving list are actually good this site (not that the baseline level of objectiveness is shifted with respect to e.g. SO), as:
- of general interest,
- not chatty.
For example, I consider this question:
- https://academia.stackexchange.com/questions/36/what-citation-manager-should-i-use (perhaps up to the wording like "use" vs "list of")
much better than
Moreover, discouraging questions of the first type will generate a lot of questions of the second type (roughly $n(n-1)/2$, where $n$ is number of apps).
In case of doubts - look at the answer the question generates.
Do you agree with such point?