The best way to handle this question, unfortunately, really is the sort of discussion or poll that is anathema on Stack Exchange... Or a fully curated article, which is not against SE policy but which doesn't leverage out strengths and can already be found many places on the web.
SE has picked, and defends, its niche. With the advantages thereof come costs. There are good questions we may want to answer but that our normal process can't handle, and the exceptional process requires that someone make an exceptional effort.
I'm sorry, but given how hard SE has worked to beat it's "answerable questions only" policy into folks, including myself, I'm gonna have to say "this is what you said you wanted; live with it." Otherwise your ability to defend the policies for other, less desirable, cases takes a big hole below the waterline and starts sinking rapidly.
Great question, but very much not an SE Question as SE has positioned itself. The correct answer within the rules is to close it but invite the OP to ask specific questions about tools and tasks.
I've been trying to ignore it precisely because I didn't want to be a rules lawyer about something that is mostly harmless... But you asked, and that's my official answer as I understand SE policy and goals. And it's their system.
Related: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/09/good-subjective-bad-subjective/ ... But reading that, I have real trouble concluding that this question would fly without being a lot more specific.