Right, I agree with both of these sentiments...and generally speaking -- and especially from a UE standpoint without thinking about SEO at all -- the site simply makes more sense the way it's currently built.
Here's the only thing that had me at least entertaining the question of whether I could optimize it further. Consider Yahoo Answers, where they just have one question per page (forget, for the moment, about the fact that Yahoo Answers kind of sucks). Check out the image below of the SERP for the query How much do bull riders get paid?:
So THIS is really what I'm talking about. I fully grant you that Jobstr.com 'works' best as currently built with all questions with 1 Q&A host on a single page (frankly, I don't even know what it would look like with separate pages).
BUT, the name of the game is still traffic, right? So I don't think it's a crazy question to ask whether we'd be better off, in the aggregate, if we were able to insert the actual question in the meta title, like Yahoo Answers does. A lot seems to hinge on what was written above:
would require a user to be more specific in their searches. In turn you will miss out on unspecific searches which is the bread and butter.
I guess this presupposes that unspecific searches ARE our bread and butter...but that's a premise I can't categorically swear is true. (By the way, thanks for the replies guys!)