Initially, when seeing this, I meant to downvote Chip's question (not because it is unreasonable, but because I thought I'd disagree) and leave again.
Since I wouldn't do so without reading the contents of it as well as the answers I ended up agreeing with all three of you and your notions. I appreciate the two moderators not (ab)using their powers, nonetheless.
Why did I initially think the question was good?
Because I personally enjoyed it (given the upvotes it received, I wasn't alone) as well as the following discussion and the multitude of legitimate answers/opinions. I still do, but you guys are totally correct in calling it either off-topic, not constructive or both. In the comments to the question toscho called it a borderline case, but by the scope as quoted by EAMann, I guess it's not even that. And while I thought it to be answerable definitively, the follow up on ELU.SE clearly showed that it isn't.
I don't think this one (!) question alone would have too big an impact on others being lost or pushed off the front page, but it does not set a good example.
So while I still enjoyed it and still would like to hear Chip's take on it, especially if that would add yet another angle to the discussion, that's what it is or became - a discussion. That's bad and when it comes to this stack remaining clean and organized personal joy is neither here nor there. Hence you guys have my close vote. Convinced.