Look, though, that's not a completely valid excuse. I mean, people in the Free Software movement get it, for the most part. If there's five different projects all aiming to do exactly the same thing, maybe some of these projects should die off or merge.
That way, people who have the talent and the tools can go and work on some unsolved problem.
I mean, if I were a fansubber, I wouldn't want to sub something that ten other groups are subbing, anyway. It means that nearly nobody will be seeing my work, unless I'm the cream of the crop. It actually makes more sense, if you're gonna bother releasing the subs, to sub less popular series, and let the big name groups sub the popular ones.