You know, on the one hand, its great to see other authors have been inspired by my work and start doing their own versions of stuff. In fact, that's one of the reasons I even started writing my stuff in the first place, was to inspire others to take up the idea and put their own visions into it, and hopefully, a few of them might write something I enjoyed more than my own work.
On the other hand, when they all take my core concept and keep using it for stuff that I specifically despise, it starts to get very, very irksome.
Which is bad, because, I'll occasionally even touch on those subjects briefly just for sheer variety in my own writing, and maybe even sort of as an occasional nod to them, so bringing this up just makes me look like a hypocrite. But rarely do they ever do anything I'm interested in, and usually do stuff I don't want to read. Not that they owe me anything, they don't, but it still kind of feels like I got the backhand of this situation. And then I feel bad, because they wonder if I like their stuff, and I got to come up with an answer that doesn't insult them. I still want to encourage them to follow their own goals in the matter, it just starts getting to a point where I don't really want to be affiliated with any of that stuff.
Guess I kind of shot myself in the foot with this one.