This emulator question seems to be a unique use case. He isn't really asking a programming question, but a hardware question (emulated via software) for a user's purpose (new to Android and wanting to try it out before he buys into it). I don't think this is much different then telling a physical-phone user that they need a bigger SD card.
I would even say this "Tips and Tricks" question(for the most part) would even belong better here than SO.
This however would be a good example of a developer specific question of an emulator question. More likely than not, emulator questions will be developer questions.
I would also consider questions about attaching DDMS (developer logging utility) to a phone (or installing/using aLog) somewhat relevant, because a user may need to do this to get error logs of an app to provide us more info (or to a developer). There may be other similar "tools" that would fall under this.
Sometimes high-end power users might actually have to get their hands dirty and actually tweak some things that you might even consider programming related. Rooting/custom roms falls under this area. If I think the question is too advanced (beyond what I know), I often point people to xda-developers because they much more experts on rooting and roms than I could ever be. I'm fully open for these questions being asked here, it's just I don't know if we have the people here that can answer all of these types of questions. I might consider myself an expert with rooting and using a custom rom on my Motorola Droid or G1, but if someone asked me about [X] or [Y] phone, then I myself would go to xda-forums to see if I can find an answer for them and try to break it down for them here.
(As a side note: providing answers here that xda-forums would provide is much easier to parse/read than a 60 page thread on xda-forums on some new hack a developer came out with for [X] phone because of all the noise and "discussion." I was reading about the NookColor being rooted today and that thread had some interesting gems in it hidden by a LOT of noise).