On M.SE we always discourage questions that are provoking opinion based answers. This is fair in my opinion in most cases, however; in the case of questions holding the self-learning and learning tags I see no way of a question not being opinion based.
I want to understand the point of such tags in the general case, when they are certainly opinion based, and use my question as an example. Should we discourage the use of these tags in general, or should we permit them as an exception to the
primarily opinion-based tag?
Note: In the past many such questions have been well received, including 'Best Sets of Lecture Notes and Articles' and How to effectively study math? scoring 137 and 42 upvotes minus downvotes respectively.