If you are following trends, it's not in any way a bad place to be. In fact, you are in a more guaranteed position and if you keep playing your cards right you'll always remain in the black. Whereas when you are in the space yet unexplored, following a deep hunch, looking to change the paradigm, you'll find your ideas opposed every step of the way. The very people who stand to benefit most will be the ones opposing you in the loudest voice. You cannot take it personally, these people already have a status quo they have learned to come to terms with. It is a place of comfort even with all its irregularities and shortcomings. If you challenge it and offer to change it, even if your promise is an allure, there is always a chance you'll fail. Since there is nothing like it to fall back on, they also stand to lose comfort with where they are right now.