I asked a question, and received a few answers, but after researching and experimenting, I realized that the solution I needed was something other than what was offered by fellow SAers. I'm sure this is something that happens from time to time, but I'm not sure how to deal with this situation.
I really am grateful for the advice that was offered, and want to reward that. On the other hand, I think SE in general works on the idea that people are accepting answers that solve the problem, so I don't want to give the wrong impression to somebody wandering by. I did explain my solution in a comment to my question. My understanding is also that it is expected that an answer be accepted for each question.