I think stack exchange deals pretty well with some list-type questions.
If I can pick up on Matthew's points:
relative voting is meaningless. One example is as good as another.
I don't see how that's necessarily true. Each item may not be subjectively as good as the next; there's the possibility of 'list items' that are seen as more interesting or relevant getting voted higher.
You could certainly argue that the idea of 'accepted answer' is meaningless when many very different answers might be 'right' - but there's already the possibility of a question having more than one right answer in non-list type questions.
the ones that were upvoted early just getting more votes while the others are ignored because they're buried.
I agree that is a problem - but I think it's a general problem with SE, not limited to any type of question.
There is also the question of whether we want to cultivate things that are just a pile of one-word answers. Though a couple on that question are more in-depth, it had to be protected because of multiple low quality answer.
Possibly that's a general problem with popular questions, which this one was.