"if you don't like them don't click on them" This is so obvious, and rudimentary!
It's all about content and how it is distributed. Some of these polls i.e. "What's your favorite dry fly" shouldn't even be on the tier's page. Polls are fine if they're more specific. In the poll "What thread do you use" is a joke! Every fly has a thread that works best. So, should I list over 30 threads that I use? How to we learn from this? I often wonder, are most of these polls written by manufactures, just to see what's being used? I would rather see threads about "what are your tricks of the trade"? or what problems are you having? how do you get your proportions right? and etc.
It is difficult to satisfy the beginner and the advanced; but to confuse the beginner with over general polls, this isn't the intent of this site. I don't think?