Background: Do we scare off new users?
Shopping questions are generally off topic here -- see Why is there so much hostility to 'what should I buy' and 'shopping' questions? for background). I think this is a good thing, because it would be easy for the site to get overwhelmed with such questions, driving out questions about photographic technique, approaches, and solutions -- and more importantly, driving out people who want to focus on those things.
So, I've created a proposal for Camera Shopping Stack Exchange on Area51 (SE's process for creating new sites). Who's in?