The Web platform has to be standards-based and designed by committee but there is plenty of room for innovation outside of those constraints.

If the Web platform was a product, it would probably have been severely overdue for serious refactoring by now - but it has become locked-in to a pile-on, ad-hoc culture because you can never really take anything away (at least it takes forever to do it), you can only ever add to it.

The zero-sum thinking apparent in the initial post is not really something to celebrate. Instead, celebrate diversity.