Okay, this is just ridiculous. Have you ever tried to write a pop song? I have. You know what? I can't do it. And that's just the songwriting, I've tried my hand at production too, and you know what? It's bloody difficult as well. I don't know what music you listen to (I'm going to guess rock), but you realise that can literally be applied to every genre ever? I listen to a lot of metal. You know what the biggest criticisms people make of the genre are? You guessed it: it's that every song sounds the same. Same big guitar riffs, same aggressive vocals, exact same instruments and textures in every song, exact same intensity. In fact, many people criticise metal artists for being completely talentless, not knowing how to write real songs, real melodies, for banging away at their instruments loudly and tastelessly and writing 1 dimensional songs that anyone with no talent could write. Basically, in their eyes, it all sounds like the exact same old regurgitated drivel that any kid with a guitar in a garage could come up with. Clearly, these are absolutely ridiculous criticisms which miss the point of the genre entirely. Yes, all metal songs sound vaguely similar, since they are in the same genre after all. But these criticisms are missing the finer, more subtle details. Just like you are with your criticism of pop "sounding all the same". Implying that Taylor Swift and Katy Perry aren't already a high standard within their genre?