Nowadays, developers are overwhelmed by so many new software packages invented by others, and their own creativities have been killed. We start loosing focus from the real problems, and keep ourselves so busy learning and collecting other people's ideas.
In order to solve real problems, usually, hard work would be involved to analyze and understand the problem and do some REAL thinking and design to come up with a solution. Instead of doing that, we keep thinking maybe someone else has solved the problem for us, so we keep searching on the internet until we find an article or a web site that praises one or several package(s) with all the enthusiasm. It looks so fantastic to us too because it seems to solve all our problems.
We are so happy and feel accomplished something big, but actually, we are just allowing other to take control of our mind. We keep blindly following other's footsteps and completely forget that we might be able to come up with a better idea.
We give up the chance for our own creativity without even giving it a try.
It is called "Don't Invent the Wheel".