Not all topics can be lumped into one thread based on the subject... I feel like it robs us from having direct conversation on a topic just because the subject matter is the same.
If this was a political forum would "democrat" and "republican" be our only threads?
Let stuff ride a bit more. Those that are complaining don't have to open a thread that has a very clear title. We're merging a lot of threads that don't need to be merged, and in turn robbing people of garnering information and insight that gets lost in a 5+ page thread as a result. If it's a hook thread title, that's a different story.
I'm seeing lots of catering to a vocal minority lately, and it's taking away from the overall experience of this site.