Don't get all worked up when you had a great idea and found out that someone already beat you to it. Why don't you just "build a better mousetrap", so to speak. Innovation is the key! I'll give you several examples of "better mousetraps". 1) The wheel - Imagine if no one tinkered with the stone wheel. We wouldn't have any rubber tires for cars and vehicles today. 2) David Cook - American idol top 3 contestant is being applauded for his very original and unique rendition of old songs. (I do hope he wins so I'll win a free Swensen's meal from a bet with my hubby!) 3) Google - Even with the economic downturn, Google's stock is still soaring. This is mostly due to it's ability to keep innovating. Examples are search and advertising operations like Google adwords and adsense, etc.