Note to self:
Stop reading blogs and interact people who think fanfiction is evil incarnate. Especially if these people write original fiction that no one except their mother reads...and thus think they are superior writers.
If you compare the offerings at http://www.fictionpress.com/ and http://www.fanfiction.net you'll probably find that suckage abounds, no matter where.
I don't really care what people write (unless I have to read it), but writing original fiction alone doesn't make you a good writer by default.