This thread is such utter nonsense in so many ways, people talking out of their rear about things they have limited to no real knowledge about..
Conjecture and hypothesis at its most ridiculous written by rebels without a clue.
It really doesn't matter what those of you claiming to be marketing experts think.. unless u know the figures behind the scene.. your numbers are fantasy.
Oh and also..cmon, a PSD and \ or a model doesn't prove anything, anyone can load up an image, a model, gotten from anywhere, save it as a PSD or Daz 3D file and claim as their own.
For me, the main thing is coming up with ur OWN, original ideas, then bringing those ideas to life, using ur own resources and skills.
This certainly isn't the case with the headphones start menu in Kitty's theme which was quite literally taken, and reproduced without any credit given at all from someone else's work. Now some may call it 'inspired by'... I find it to be quite a bit more than that.
Yes, this ^^ may sorta 'skirt' the rules here, and if so, more power to ya.. but.. it is noticed by some and certainly doesn't lend itself to earning the respect of other artists who don't subscribe to such practices.
Personally i think u both have super imaginative minds, but for me and I'm sure others, its spoiled somewhat by the aforementioned.
Anyway, a lot of this nonsense here is why I don't bother very much anymore with it.