Very interesting thread! I read somewhere a quote from someone addressing a young person looking for direction in life: Ask not what the world is looking for, ask what it is that makes you fully alive. The world is looking for people who are fully alive. (or something to that effect)
I think this is applicable here. We all have only our own potential. It is our personal journey to realize it.
Make the photographs that please you. Stay true to your own vision. Doing otherwise only takes you away from your path.