Why does Twitter have all the action? We can be in identi.ca and link to people there.
Why is Gitorious not as pretty as Github? Because no one has bothered to code it so.
When we started Gnome, there was no hotplug, no dynamic /dev, no udev, no reliable auto-mounters, nothing. We had to code every single piece of that infrastructure. Now it is done, and we can't imagine living without it.
Wealth can be created! You go and JFDI!