I've reduced my engagement here in the SE-network much and thus I should possibly avoid to take explicite position here, but, well, for what it's worth...
I think it should be made more clear, that MSE /MO is not a question of difficulties /levels of mathematical puzzles: "MSE easy and my homework", "MO oh-so-difficult", but that MO has been intended to be a platform for researchers whose daily bread is research on/in math. And as such they don't like to have on the screen long lists of questions of arbitrary provenience before they find one of their field. After that is understood- really: after - and after this could be accepted by some visitor on that site - you shall see, that even researchers sometimes have time and nerve to answer even your (and mine, indeed!) questions if they are in a acceptable shape and of somehow interesting contents. Just look at older questions in MO - there is a respectable variety. You shall even see some questions of mine, and I'm a social assistant by qualification and statistics teacher by chance and only hobby mathematician. Even I could help sometimes with answers and have thus collected a surprising amount of reputation there.
So, as I understand it currently, for the non-professional the key is not: is my question difficult enough so that MO must accept it? But rather: is it a good moment to catch some attention for my question. And not to begin arguing, if not. Finally it seems worth to recall a simple rule: let people have their own playground. (For an example of the opposite, for me nearly incomprehensible, look at a very recent complaint in MO's meta ...)
Hmm, this all is not much of a concrete advice and answer for your question, but more a hint, how to look at it - but I know that sometimes this can help in its own way.