Well, I believe originality is overrated. I love them and like to see more from people, but really, the majority don't care. I think people often seek for things more familiar to them.
I'm going to ruin everyone's life by linking to TVTropes:
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/M ... Dissonance
Sometimes your attempt to make Great Art never quite takes off, but your silly little project - which is *enhanced* by all the skill you gained while struggling to build your masterpiece - is the one that goes places.
Even an incredibly tired premise can turn out to be great and fun in the right hands. It's not the premise that determines how it turns out.
On the other hand if we all sit around making nothing but Japanese high school stories we'll all go mad.
Distribution of attention will never
be 100% equitable because that's just not how the world works. If you sit around being angry because someone else is getting "more" feedback than you are, you will poison yourself. Focus on what you have and increasing what you have or doing the best with what you have rather than obsessing over what someone else has.
Most people who hate on Twilight haven't read it. *I* haven't read it. I've heard all sorts of things about it, but I'm not going to go on a rant about people who liked it because *I Haven't Read It* and there's obviously _something_ appealing in it _somewhere_ to _some_ people.
Most people who hate on the entire romance novel genre *also* haven't read any of them. There are some truly appalling books published in that genre, things that make Twilight look like a magnum opus. There are also some kickass stories full of action, adventure, and yeah some sex as well. Since the only romance novels my mother owned were of the latter variety, I had a view of the genre as a kid that was just as incomplete as most people who've only heard about the mill of identical short category romances.
Okay, I'm just rambling now, I think I'll stop.