This question seems to have generated quite a debate in the comments about whether it's appropriate, enough of one that it seems worth discussing in meta.
There are lots of questions (asking things like which university has a good program, which are the main conferences, what is a good project to pursue) that, at least to me, seem out-of-scope for this site. However, there are no good other venues (as far as I know) to ask them, and there are clearly people here willing to answer.
To me, an ideal solution would have this site have 3 areas. A "main site" a "meta" and a "cafe" that can deal in these other questions. Only the main site would generate reputation, and the cafe would help fulfill Lance's vision. Unfortunately, I'm guessing the software won't allow for this (right?), so we should figure out a policy of what to do with these questions.
I realize this has been discussed in meta before, but I'm still not clear what's in scope -- especially since even the moderators seem to disagree.