The answer is...
Warning: I'm going on a rant here so please don't expect my usual creative-driven posting.
Well...after writing roughly 1000 words, I decided that was all I needed to purge my frustration. So I deleted it. I'll end with this;
Work for what you want. Work hard. Don't sit around whining about why great things aren't happening to you because great things NEVER happen to people who sit around and whine. Get up and do something about it.