I believe that this SE may be slightly over-moderated. By that I mean, the moderators are acting too often. I see many people come on the site, ask an interesting (if broad or poorly worded question), get it closed or severely edited, and then never post again. I think that the posts on this forum need to be high quality, but when that happens to a new poster it is most likely going to drive them away.
Comments with polite suggestions for edits should be the primary course of action. New posters probably don't understand the format very well. Closing their thread over such a technicality is like slamming the door in their face. A polite suggestion on how to better phrase the question helps them learn what this place is about, without rejecting them.
Edits on a question should also be very tightly controlled. Fixing grammar, changing formatting, etc... are all helpful and appreciated. But to change the content at all is fairly invasive and presumptuous. It's much better to let the original poster modify their question. First of all because they learn what makes a good question. Second, they are the ones who know what they're trying to find out.
Closing a thread, and even casting a downvote, should be reserved for the rarer instance when a question is truly out of line with what the community is about. Especially at this early stage, it's too easy to over-moderate.
I don't mean to accuse anyone, I think for the most part everyone does an excellent job. Rather, I just think the topic should be brought up, considered, and discussed.