I'll blame this forum's demographic and her lack of sleep. In other places I attend to, we have it much smoother in this kind of stuff. Primarily due to everyone present being acceptable target. Hence my suggestion for making fanfics out of each other.
I'm not saying we should forbid debates. It's just that... well perhaps you can say that I'm indeed advocating a (proper)elitism to be imposed to an extent, which wouldn't really provide space for internet tryhards and argument champions. Then again, this site is much older then 4chan, so it won't be fair judging its culture without taking into account how long it has been around