This post made me chuckle: in leaving, I think my deepest regret is that I was never able to explain sufficiently or clearly enough to people like yourself who still cling to "Not Programming Related" what the site is or how Stack Exchange works.
The FAQ isn't what moderators—including me—act on. They act based on what they understand the scope of the site—decided by regular community users like yourself—to be. Moderators were elected—twice—to act in accordance with that scope. The FAQ is a summary—a cheat sheet if you will—of what the community-decided scope is.
The scope of the site was solidified two weeks after private beta ended. Since then, moderators and other community members have worked to contain the severe cancer that was produced from "Not Programming Related". After months and months of effort, the cancer's gone into remission and now people are cleaning up the dead cells.
The people, like yourself, who wish this was still the "Not Programmers Related" site from September 2010 are in the very, very small minority. A vocal minority, but a small one, and one that shrinks as time goes on.
Stack Exchange isn't for everyone: if there's one piece of advice I could instill now that I'm no longer a moderator, it's that perhaps—after 18 months of seeing the wind blow the other way—maybe it's time to cut your losses and find or create a new home.