The big lie of shows like The Voice and American Idol (though I love them) is that good singers aren't a dime a damn dozen. What's rare is finding someone who can sing and write songs. That's why most of the people who win these shows never "make it" as recording artists. If some studio is going to have to groom you and find songs for you and market you etc. etc. they might as well start with some other singer, probably one who's younger and thinner.
I think "creative writing" is the same. You don't become a fan of someone just because they can write good sentences. Being a poet and being surrounded by poets (and I assume the same is true of fiction writers) is often boring and exhausting because everyone around you is a "good writer," and we're constantly forced to, pardon the expression, suck each other's dicks of talent, even though most of the time (self inclusive) we don't have all that much to say.
Now excuse me while I go watch The Voice. Team Xtina!