People wanted to know what questions (qualitative vs. quantitative) they should ask in order to identify requirements, and to ensure that what they are (or plan on) building is the right thing.
i.e. what was the shortest path to get the insight they needed to validate their assumptions.
Nice post from Saeed on questions and questioning. "Just go ask some people" isn't as easy as it seems. But it's not really about a list of standard questions; interviewing is really about truly understanding the persona and their problems.
There's no short path to empathy. You need to spend quality time to get quality information.