When's the last time you listened to a record that was absolutely horrible? I don't mean a song that doesn't fit your particular taste. I mean a song with poor audio, misplayed instruments, etc.
I bet it has been a while.
When's the last time you saw a horrible play? Missed lines. Set pieces falling down. The whole nine.
Been a long time right?
The truth is that most things we encounter in life are pretty good. The coffee is hot. The lights in the building come on. The musical instruments are played in a competent, professional manner.
We are surrounded by good stuff. Especially in the arts. In my hometown of Chicago I can see a well produced, well executed work of art anytime I want.
This is your problem.
Your good art will lose out to the good (but cheaper) stuff.
It will also lose to the good (and with a better reputation) stuff.
You've got to do better then good. It has to be remarkable. Not just your art but the experience you surround the art with.
It's a high, difficult, bar to hit.
But nothing less will be enough.