In my experience programming problems come with time to resolve them. Asking a programming question and getting an answer the next day (Thanks guys!) is very useful indeed as the millions of Stackoverflow users have no doubt noticed.
But it occurred to me that hardware and system configuration problems are usually very serialised, i.e. until the problem is solved, nothing else can proceed. I cannot imagine for most server problems I know having a day to wait for a solution. This is obviously not Serverfault's fault.
I wonder how this will turn out. Maybe I am totally wrong.