While I realize it's the goal of most SE sites to provide simple Q&A and opinion/debate is discouraged, would it not be appropriate to at least not discourage it in bicycles.SE?
Because some of the topics relating to bicycles and bike building are so completely subjective, it would seem fair to relax the discouragement. An example would be a question I asked here: Which spokes to get, Wheelsmith or DT Swiss Spokes?
I worded it specifically to elicit debate, opinions, and discussion - which would (and did) answer my question. Someone posted a link to Peter White, a wheelbuilder who ranted on the difference. His opinion, with some facts to back it up, were precisely what I needed.
Should this type of question be discouraged from bicycles.SE? Some bicycle questions just naturally lend themselves to this format, and they don't get answered well on forums.