Ynet has a post (Hebrew) that criticizes the dependency of many people on rabbis to make the simplest of decisions, whether they be of a halakhic nature or not. The author, Racheli Malek Buda, used a great term, מטרידים הלכתיים, halakhic harassers, people who can’t do anything without sending their rabbi an email or an SMS with a question.
I have heard numerous statement brought in the name of Rabbi Yehuda Amital that criticize the dependency that people have on rabbis. IIRC, he felt that many issues in people’s lives just didn’t warrant a halakhic response. The number of questions that have been asked of rabbis on the Internet is in the hundreds of thousands, people have just got to calm down a bit and think for themselves. It seems as if some people need a twelve-step program for addiction to rabbis.