It's all about timelines and how far out you're looking.
Anything truly significant, and SUSTAINABLE, certainly takes time. Booms and busts happen regularly, enough to fuel the dopamine hits many seem to crave these days. But for those who are patient, yet persistent, sustainable wealth is inevitable.
Some of us in this space are seeking generational impact, not short-term. Let the first-to-market players do what they want. We all know that the later players such as Google, Facebook, etc. were the ones who ended up dominating and consolidating. It will come.