As my friends and family have discovered to my chagrin, I'm pretty good at solving general computer problems. When I turn to Super User for help solving a problem of my own, therefore, it usually means I've ruled out all the obvious possible solutions as well as several of the more non-intuitive ones. In short, any question I ask is likely to be hard, and may not even be answerable: as complex as computers are, there's a halfway decent chance that the problem I'm having is due to a confluence of factors unique to my system that I couldn't even begin to guess at--strange registry entries, a hardware component with an otherwise-undetectable flaw, the phases of the moon, etc. So a lot of the time, the chance that someone else is going to be able to answer my question correctly may be pretty slim. Fine. I accept that.
What's not cool is that by asking such questions, I get a low accept rate that I have to wear as a scarlet letter and which may discourage people from even trying to help me at all. I just accepted an answer that, while informative and well-written, isn't really what I was looking for, and I probably won't implement it. Why? Because my accept rate is appallingly low and I have to raise it if I want anyone to answer my questions in the future. Surely this isn't the kind of behavior we want to incentivize?