A big pet peeve of mine about Stack Exchange's Science Fiction and Fantasy website is that's filled with questions that I describe as "why didn't character x act rationally" questions. Recently, someone asked the question Why didn't Hermione or Dumbledore use the Time-Turner to defeat Voldemort?, which is essentially a "why didn't character x act rationally" question. I wrote a comment complaining about these types of questions, the question was downvoted and closed, and several people upvoted my comment. DForck42 (who voted to close the question) wrote a comment saying that:
@Hamlet I prefer "why did they do this" rather than "why didn't they do this", the former tends to have better character analysis and adds more appreciation to the character's choices
I'm just curious to get other people's thoughts on this. Personally, I don't think these questions should be closed, and I'm not actually sure why this question was closed in the first place. However, I also think these questions tend to be low quality (for the reasons DForck42 gives in their comment), and I think it's correct that the question was downvoted.
What are people's thoughts?