When I first saw this site, I thought "Wow, there really are experts using this site." But I also saw a smattering of questions that veered too far from being the formative questions of an expert site. See: Asking the First Questions… or at least Good Subjective, Bad Subjective or a more direct discussion of the problem: Q&A is Hard, Let's Go Shopping… they're all pretty good reads.
So I left a simply an invitation (let's call it a plea, or at least a challenge) to compose better, more specific questions that can be reasonably answered with a modicum of expertise. Part of the appeal and success of Stack Exchange is that we try and stay away from these overly generalized, broad and discussion-y questions better suited for a threaded discussion forum.
I left a comment to that effect:
Welcome to Audio.SE and thanks for your question. But I have to close some of these "product recommendation" requests while we're still early in beta. What we are looking for is users to elaborate and get very, very specific about the situation you are trying to solve. You can see by all the "it depends" answers on this system why "expert answers" will come from very specific questions that can be answered at least somewhat objectively. Please feel free to try again. Thanks.
So, yes — to use your example — a list of $10K setups is entirely way more subjective (or at least more arbitrary) than "How do I mic drums?" A micing-drums question could be improved with specifics about the equipment used or the problems being encountered… but at least it sets some specific criteria for the problem to solve. The answers will be the product of expertise, not the random opinion of people guessing what you need.