I would have said its in the phrasing. You are asking a broad question with no specific answer.
In the comparative question, there were specific points that could be answered.
- must come in under 200ms in the UK
- 2 dedicated web servers, load balancer, 1 db server
- coming in at 800ms.
- 5 customers, 2 products, 4 categories,
- EngineX with Varnish.
- Need to get 400% quicker!
Given the information he provided, I was in a good position to give him some relevant and direct advice. What software to use, how to best utilise his existing equipment, what targets were realistic etc.
For example, if the What is the Best Magento Server Setup? question merely said:
If you could say the 3 things that sped up your Magento store the most, what would they be
You'd get answers of varying levels of accuracy and relevance; all of which are valid to the person writing the answer; but not necessarily someone else. The individual answers might each be of benefit to the community at large - but would there be one overwhelming/clear answer?
I've always been of the opinion that for the coding-type SE sites; there is (and should be) 1 best answer.
Your question comes across more as a seeding type question than whether you were actually considering buying EE. Did you actually want or need the answer?
Perhaps if your question was more along the lines of
- 5,000 products, 50,000 page views
- Not performing as well as we hoped
- Sometimes find ourselves fixing core bugs
- When is the tipping point to upgrade, do you think we'd benefit
Then again, I'd be able to tap into my experience of the stores we manage and give you an educated answer.
But as your question currently stands, I don't think I could provide a meaningful or valuable response?
My goal on SE is to help others, I enjoy it. But I can't help you with your question because there is not enough information or direction on how to answer it.