The question is whether we should reopen it (link here). My point of view is that we should because
a) It is asked by an intelligent and highly respected user.
b) It hasn't generated a single ridiculous or flaming response.
In general, I would prefer to close "opinion-based" questions only if they are either directly put in a way that provokes a conflict, like "So, in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, which side are you on?" (the problem with that way to pose it is obvious even on a web forum that is devoted to the discussion of the conflict itself), or when the discussion escalates into a real and uncivilized clash of opinions (a civilized clash of opinions is what the intelligent conversation is always about: if you agree on everything, what's the point of talking?). Neither one has really happened in this particular case. Moreover, I do not even think that the question is in a "high risk" group for that to ever happen (though, I may mistake here) and some answers and comments were quite interesting.
I have no desire to start the usual tug of war game, so I am not casting a reopen vote on the main site at the moment,but I would really love to know what other people think :-)
Edit: It's been reopened.
Edit: It's been reclosed.