Quoting a relevant answer from SE community moderator Robert Cartaino on a similar question on a different SE site:
The problem with most of these "let's create a list" questions is that it becomes really hard to begrudge anyone their entry. Voting on a favorite book/tool/application/website/blog/etc is based on popularity and what you know, and all semblance of expertise is lost. These questions are fine for a roundtable discussion forum; but for a Q&A site, we generally suggest forgoing them completely.
I can appreciate the desire to ask these "getting started primers" — It's just easier to cast a broad net and pick through the random answers to see what suits your particular interests later. But this site will work better if you help users flesh out a question about what specific problem they are encountering and what they are having trouble understanding in their day to day work. Specific, long-tailed questions will work much better than "you guys talk and I'll pick out the good stuff later."
This being said, I do think there is a use for (community-wiki) list-questions, but only if such a question:
- is focused on a particular problem
- has an answer with a limited number of entries (say less than 25)
- the answers aren't changing / outdated quickly
Your example question fails on all 3 points.