A Flowchart for Geek Whining
This is in response to a podcast in which one of the hosts complained about how nothing is new and everything is a rehashed franchise.
The notion that nothing new is being created is patently absurd. More new content is being generated every day than one person can possible consume. I think what people mean when they say this is that nothing new is coming out on the scale of the GI Joe movie or Toy Story 3.
Even if studios started throwing millions of dollars into untested ideas, I doubt the complaining would stop, for reasons displayed in the above flowchart.