(Extended from comment.)
I think the question boils down to: do we want to answer trivial questions or not. Both direction has some dangers.
Disadvantages of making them off-topic:
It would cause that many good-standing layman newbies would be expelled from the site.
We will have much lower visit count.
Furthermore, some like an "inner circle" ...
I understand the sentiment and concern but before adding more features to the site let's do our homework.
What existing, documented problem that could not be addressed with existing tools would now be solved with the proposed solution? (the single example cited was easily and quickly handled with current tools)
How many examples of this problem can be cited ...
I stopped participating in Space.SE three months ago, because another user said he would no longer answer my questions because he felt I already knew the answers.
So if you don't do any research, some say your question doesn't belong here. But if you have done the research, your question also doesn't belong here. Damned if you don't, damned if you do.