Take a look at what google is doing:
I think such a section here would be HUGELY popular. In fact, other sites, like JavaJunkies, might copy us. I see nothing wrong with us having such a section, if done right.
Also I think people who think that such a section would not be in the "spirit" of PM are wrong. People will still ask questions and have them answered in other sections.
Having a discussion about this is good, but let's not drop this idea because of "what if's". This is a damn good idea. If the gods don't have the time or the resources to implement it in the near future, perhaps they should at least put it on their to-do list for further consideration.