Im guess Im not as bothered by it. The person asking is new/inexperienced (and maybe lazy, but that's hard to tell) and wants to solve a problem. Searching for the problem is logical, but trusting the answer you find on some blog when you don't know if its author? Or if you find multiple answers? Or maybe their issue doesn't quite seem to match? Regardless of effort put in before they post here, they dared to do so. I say dared because for a lot (most) beginners asking a question is hard - it often invites scorn due to lack of whatever. I think it's easy to forget what it's like to be at that point. I have always thought it was incredibly important that they get a reply, even it was "I dont know either" and that we treat them kindly. If it was something easily searchable, note that in the reply - hey, next time, try this and show the search results for their question. I'm not suggesting we do homework for students, just to err on the side of helping (and I think we do).
I'm also for doing what we can to teach them to fish and I like the question Grant asks - how do we do better? That's worth some thought, but it's a tough one. I'd love to see Steve put up some metrics. How many questions are searchable? How many posters fail to improve on their later questions? Maybe every post (or first timer post) should get an nice mail from Steve with tips on posting, etiquette, etc.