@patrix, and probably others, agreed and put the question on hold. I was reading the 'hold' wording and realized it didn't mention the SR site at all:
"Basic Customer Support or questions asking to recommend or find off-site resources (Mac/book/software/tutorial) are off-topic for Ask Different as they tend to attract opinionated answers and spam. Instead, edit to clearly describe your problem and the research done so far to solve it."
Emphasis added by me.
I didn't know the SR existed until a few weeks ago so I'm sure many others don't realize it, either. An OP who reads this wouldn't realize there's an entire site dedicated to seeking recommendations; instead, they're directed to edit they're question to describe the problem they're having. Maybe they don't have a problem and just want a recommendation?
Should the wording of this message be changed to direct the OP to either edit they're question, as it currently says, or ask the question on the SR site?