I've made a couple edits. I "removed redundancies, softened claims to represent ideas, reworded the question to invite (theory-based) speculation, and incorporated material from the meta-question," in addition to a little extra cleanup. I think I could offer some decent answers now (motivation is one of my specialties), somewhat along the lines of another answer of mine.
At first glance, I found it a little broad and unclear for lack of specific definition of the behaviors in question. I was confused by the word "puritan", and found the question more challenging because it asks about a variety of prohibitive actions. I got a better idea of the question in mind after a little reflection though, decided "puritan" was not meant literally, and came to the conclusion that the opinions expressed in the question aren't important. I think my edits will help these issues.
I've voted to reopen. I can't vote to undelete because @Community's deletion action used moderator authority. As I've said, at first glance, I could've accepted voting to close this question as broad or unclear, but I don't think this closure as primarily opinion-based was appropriate. Note the text of the closure banner concerns answers, not opinions in the question itself:
Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise.
This may be true if taken literally, but that wouldn't be the asker's fault. In other cases, it might very well be, so my argument is not with the option itself, but with its application here. The question as I've rephrased it invites an answer based on facts, references, and my specific expertise. I admit tangentially that I wouldn't expect most users to chime in similarly, and wouldn't be surprised to see the question attract new users who don't base their answers on facts/references/expertise in general, but some other users here and I could certainly pull off an appropriate answer.
I will be flagging the question for moderator attention with a link to this answer after posting it.