Be honest, every now and then you let it play out to see the madness and then reload and try again... its like going on a suicide run in xcom or souls game killing all NPC's and then backing up and trying again... sometimes carnage is good!
Screw 'high fantasy', I'm interested in writing urban fantasy. You like fantasy? Read the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. Epic book series (not a trilogy, it's got like 15 books in it so far and they are awesome). You will not regret it.
Been reading the Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson. A friend of mine said it was good so I went out and bought all 3 books. I like it, but here and there I feel like there is an overuse of unnecessary words just to make the story longer. Just started the last book, but gaming still takes center stage which is why I don't make enough time to finish it. Brandon S. has posted his lectures on writing on youtube. He divulges a lot of useful info and if you're into writing like I am, might be worth checking out.
I think a lot of the market is saturated with similar stories. I suppose even what I'm writing now will be overlooked by lots of people, but I write what I like, and if it doesn't please anyone, then I guess it is what it is. The good news though, is that smarter stories are being written overall, for books and movies, which can only be a good thing in the long run. This makes it more difficult to be original though for noob writers like me, but hey, progress, right?
I think the market is saturated with similiar stories because that's what's selling and publishers want what sells. I'm not saying there isn't good writing or writers out there, bu most of them aren't working in the popular genre fields today so we don't see a lot of their work here, unless we specifically know what where looking for and import or buy the e-book.