It may be true that there are a lot of threads like this but that doesn't change the fact that it will always be somebody's first time either asking the question or looking to find the answer to a question that they hadn't thought to ask.
In regards to the matter at hand. A professor of mine once told me something to the effect of "keep working at it (your goal) and it will happen, and even if it doesn't happen . . . keep working at it anyway."
There will always people better than you and you'll have to get use to rejection but that doesn't change the fact that there will be people out there who may need what only you can do. Just keep that in mind and be vigilant about finding those people.
It's no pipe dream and the world isn't a bleak place, its only bleak if you let it become bleak. Its all just a matter of finding where you belong and thats what makes the journey worth while.
"It's better to have Heart than technique, you can be taught technique." (Frank Trigg -- MMA Fighter on the subject of fundamentals)