Several questions have been asked in a subset of "how-to" such that:
Related information on a historic meta post:
How do we handle this subset of "how to" questions?
Seems to me, like you said, this it too broad. Not only that, but there are probably official channels that should be referenced when learning "how-to" that are maintained by governing bodies and I'd rather not be handing out advice or answers that could become outdated when the official "how-to" changes.
In short, my opinion on this subset of "how to" questions: rarely useful, too broad, and tends to lean toward personal recommendation vs. benefitting the community.
Recommendations are not generally encouraged. Also, for this subset of "how to" questions, effort (in the form of research, what have you tried?, etc.) would be complimentary information toward helping the user out.