There've been a number of question recently, where, for example, the body of the question contains many sub-questions that may lead to slightly different lines of thought/research. Often there's a push to/suggestion to edit the question to limit the scope to a single question/answer, with the comment about the site appreciating laser-like focus. What's more, once edited, the body of the question may not align with the question in the title.
Many such questions are pure garbage, but there are some, even from new users, that show a level of sophistication that I think should warrant a more permissive attitude.
I think some of my recent questions also fall into the category of "multiple questions" and many of my questions certainly don't have a level of sophistication inherent in some of the particular questions that come to mind when I'm asking, but for new users with low reputation, the benefit of doubt might not be given.
I'd like to posit that we should be a little more lenient on the approach taken to such multi-question questions, judged against the quality of the body of the question in addition to the number of sub-questions. Is there a downside to being holistic in the "closed for lack of focus" option? The garbage/nonsense questions usually have other issues as well.
If the body of a question introduces or reintroduces topic X, properly motivates curiosity on topic X, and turns to ask a couple of questions about topic X that might immediately come to mind, for me that's a +1, or at least leave open.