It's the usual scenario: a newcomer to the site arrives and posts a polite, interesting and constructive question. Which doesn't have an objective answer. So the question is closed and the user gets a "Hi! Your question is inappropriate, can you edit it into something more suitable" form response.
I worry that the newcomer's response is likely to be "What the -?" The "Stack Exchange way" is hard to comprehend when you first arrive. Everyone, everyone posts a first question that turns out to be unsuitable. The new arrival has just been asked to edit their question for reasons that they don't really understand into a "better" form that may not be obvious to them at all.
Some people stick with the site and eventually "get it". Others, I'm sure, just think "how rude" and go off somewhere where they're appreciated.
If a long-time user posts inappropriate questions, they don't deserve any slack, but I think newcomers ought to be treated a bit less brusquely. Can we reformat their questions into something a bit closer to what we're looking for? On the one hand, extensive edits may seem a bit rude, but on the other, it can't be as bad as a big "[CLOSED]" and what amounts to an editorial line of "questions like this are not welcome here".
(I'm thinking of the recent closed question on Kids of Catan, if it wasn't already obvious.)