I will try to give another point of view than what Doorknob does. This type of question is manageable. To give couple examples how, you can see these ones:
What are good learning resources for a LaTeX beginner?
What are all the font styles I can use in math mode?
What are the most common mistakes that beginners of (La)TeX and Friends make?
As you see, they all come from one site.
How comes it can work?
It takes some thought. We have been redoing some of them almost from scratch, we have an answer template for the Editors question, etc.
It takes the community to be active. Otherwise you risk that the information gets outdated. However, any popular question needs this since we don't work in a static environment.
It takes such questions to be not too many. Such list questions should exist only for the basic things that people really look for.
Do such questions serve any purpose? Yes, without any doubt. Given the contents are up-to-date (see above), many people can have a good use of this type of question. Also, if you have a "best tutorial" question, it makes it easier to explain new users that "your question about how to learn vim is not good", but you don't just close it, you point them to a valuable resource.