Just the opinion of one user here — meant to spur moderator discussion more than anything else.
To good news: As of this writing the Magento Stack Exchange has 2,023 questions, 435 which have no answer. That's about a 78% answered rate, and beats the Stack Overflow magento tag percentage (which is at about 64%).
The bad news: That's still not good enough to get out of beta. I haven't been paying close attention, but anecdotally, every time I check in on the percentage it seems to hover around 75% - 79%. Based on this, and a brief survey of around 50 unanswered questions last night, it seems like the site definition is too broad to get to the — 85%? 90%? — the StackExchange team requires to get out of beta.
That is, while I'm personally loath to greet new users with an automatic close, there's a certain class of questions that are unlikely to be answered, and are therefore bad for the general health of the site.
Is it time to tighten up the sort of questions that are allowed here?
If we could get rid of the "please diagnose my very specific configuration which doesn't occur in stock Magento and is hard to reproduce elsewhere" questions
Magento admin login process problem at first time after installing it.
Magento/Apache internal redirects hang the server
Missing attributes on product list
Programmatically created attributes showing up in backend but not frontend
Products not showing up in frontend or backend but are enabled and stored correctly in flat table
Or the "I'm lonely/frustrated and want someone to pair program with" questions
Remove tax from the invoice pdf
Related Products Trick: A -> B && B -> A
Product attribute not saving programmatically programmatically
Check if coupon is valid for a quote
implementing xcache to speed up magento
comparing form data with database
Register user product review not reflecting in My account section
Or the "hey we actually answered this in the question body or comments but not in an answer" questions
Magmi image import sets majority of product images, but not all
Paypal shipping address errors
Preview items are showing in search
Anyone managed to upgrade to EE 1.13 and keep the old urls in place?
It seems like we could get that percentage up in no time.