This question was asked and closed in only $7$ minutes thanks to the unilateral action of a moderator. I find that to be fairly egregious. No comment given despite my asking for a reason either. If such a unilateral action is justifiable, then why not immediately and unilaterally close all questions that are either off-topic or otherwise? This seems like a particular instance of abuse of moderation powers.
It does not take 10 minutes to recognize a poll-type question asking for a collection of trivia from a TV show.
You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. Chatty, open-ended questions diminish the usefulness of our site and push other questions off the front page.
Your question is too broad. Not only could there be enough answers to write a book on, such actually exists. (You essentially admit as much in your question.)
In clear-cut cases I fail to see the reason to wait for enough 3K users to happen by the question in order for it to be put on hold. This takes time. Even with the review queues, because posts don't immediately enter the queues. And with this strategy the types of questions that SE is decidedly not geared for accrue numerous answers (and upvotes, because Hot Questions, and all those SO folk are just came by for a lark). This results in a mixed signal; to you, and everyone else.
On the other hand, a moderator can give you virtually immediate feedback that such questions aren't really what Stack Exchange is meant for.
If you're still not content, you're more than welcome to contact SE to lodge a complaint.