Since StackExchange UI is much more about subjectivity than objective correctness, I doubt we'll ever see the kind of ratio of accepted answers sites like StackOverflow, SuperUser or Cooking (!) are seeing right now.
But should we still care about that ratio anyway? Does encouraging a high acceptance ratio in itself encourage closure on questions? When people arrive at question pages from Google, does ensuring a higher ratio of accepted answers improve immediate scannability of answers and therefore provide a better service to such visitors? Is it good practice to lean towards accepting answers despite being a far more subjective site in nature? And how would we reflect any decision around this in the FAQ?
Personally I'm leaning towards "yes, we should encourage accepting answers". Accepting an answer shouldn't mean it's the objective best answer but it could be a good way to indicate that it's a preferred, or fairly good answer. That in itself leads me to the following: should we lobby for adjusted functionality for StackExchange UI around how answers are accepted? Since answers are more subjective, should we consider the possibility that the "accepted" state could be something more democratic and less dependent on the person asking the question preferring said answer?
What do you guys think?