Is there a name to characterize certain requests that look like a good idea at first, but ultimately have a false premise?
Example 1: We need our software product to be extremely configurable!
Supporting extreme configuration shifts some responsibilities from product designers to end users. It also creates inconsistent user experience, and makes product looks unsure of its own identity.
Example 2: I need real-time stock market data to make better trading decisions!
Looks like a good idea: a user can react on stock market fluctuations faster than anybody else and beat the market. The truth is that they will be picking up more noise and making bad decisions.
Those were just examples, I'm not looking for arguments on those statements.