Oooh this is all too close to home, even the letting it get to me too much when i dont have to.
Cheap cameras and social media making it easy to get praise for crap work.clueless people undercutting by a mile makes business bloody hard.
My business sits on the verge of "making it" but cant get over the line still.
The fact i read this first in the mental health thread is very pertinent, as its certainly played a big part on my frail mental health and had plenty of air time with the psychologist.
From personal experience all you can do is ignore and do your own thing, do it better , much much better, get as many people to see that its much much better as you can. Reputation appears to be what this gig is all about.