RG, I agree that BobbyS's post is a fine one. But it's not the be-all-end-all post on the subject.
Don't get your undies in a twist, Gabe, I wasn't talking about you. I wasn't talking about anyone in particular.
Yes, I noticed that. You were casting aspersions on more or less everyone in general, rather than anyone in specific. But I seemed to fit the mold you cast as well or better than anyone else. Pardon me if I don't like the constriction of said mold very well, and say so.
Just noting a general tendency when advice is sought for the community to end up recommending just about everything, at which point the totality of the recommendations adds up to no recommendation. I thought Bobby cut through that rather well.
Surely you've noticed that in threads like this, many very experienced folks with good memory for beta have very different recollections of climbs?
What's one man's meat is another man's poison, and the chance to triangulate between the different positions of multiple posters is invaluable.
And, frankly, if just one person suggests a climb that everyone else thinks is a piss-poor idea, that says far more about that climb than if it had never been brought up.