I was considering heavily editing this question when Josh then edited and answered the question himself. The edits are significantly better than how it was originally phrased but in the end the question could boil down to something along the lines of how to create sprites that allow for user customization without having to create every single combination ahead of time which is what I was considering editing the question down to. This would remove all the fluff of it being a browser based 2d MMORPG. Or at least I consider these details fluff.
So I provide the above question as an example of the occasional question I'd like to edit and the types of edits I would make, but generally don't make these edits in fear of completely modifying the question to a point where it may upset the asker. Do I take the risk and make the edit, or is there some line that I should be aware of and make an effort not to cross when it comes to editing questions?