There’s all of these rookie groups that are debuting and its so exhausting to stan/support them. On Wiki, only 4 groups debuted in 1996. 6 groups debut in 1997. 6 in 2003 and 2004. In 2012, there’s 58…
I just wish we could go back to those years before where not a lot of groups debuted and we just took our time to stan them and everything. Also not to mention that the rookie groups will probably split up or some members will leave in due time. Majority of these groups are from “unknown” companies, and to be honest, they won’t really stand a chance against the bigger companies. I know this has been said before but god can SK’s groups just slow down on debuting.
idk I just needed to get this out
s!b I feel like most people will just say shut up and enjoy the new rookies debuting but it’s just too much
I am confused….
Am I the only person that believes in free market mechanisms?
This happens all the time: an industry becomes profitable, so more competitors enter the industry to try to get a piece of that pie. It happens with ANY industry, jeans, computers, microwaves, shampoo, books, duct tape, toothpicks…but I don’t ever see anyone complaining saying “there are too many clothing brands, no way these new ones stand a chance so why do people keep starting new brands?”
New competitors enter the industry. If they fail, they exit the industry. It’s that simple. You’re the consumer and you make your choices. More suppliers is actually good for you as a consumer because you have a better chance of finding an option that satisfies your taste. It really is none of your business how many suppliers there are, your consumption is fixed at some limit.
I am sick of people saying “there are too many rookies, I can’t keep up with them all”. Pardon me but who is making you study all of these rookies? Do you feel compelled to try every new brand of cereal, chicken noodle soup, shampoo, clothes, perfume, floss and toothpick when they pop up? Seriously? No one is forcing you. If you don’t want to get personally invested in a group because you’re afraid they might be one of the ones that fail then just avoid them altogether. Wait until the winners and losers are clear and then go get to know them once there’s no danger of them disbanding due to lack of success. (Yes, this means you’ll probably always end up stanning the successful groups and overlook good groups that got unlucky, but if you’re really afraid of losing a group you’re personally attached to, this is the way to go)
This is how a free market works. Just let it be.
Majority of these groups are from “unknown” companies, and to be honest, they won’t really stand a chance against the bigger companies.
LOL…Secret, Sistar, B2ST, U-Kiss, Teen Top, B1A4, and many more idol groups were able to establish a decent fanbase in their so-called “unknown companies” and they end up making great profits for their company, and some of them end up debuting more groups.
No matter how many groups debut, there will always be several that succeed. Based on survival of the fittest, other groups will be eliminated and over time you will just end up forgetting them or not even get a chance to know them so why bother? If you want to stan your own group, no one else is stopping you. But if you constantly feel disturbed because of new groups ruining your “bias list”, then it’s just your own preference to choose which ones to like. The blame should not be on South Korea at all (and not the companies either), it’s fans that are spending their money on them! I agree that all these debuts are exhausting and I think OP will find it less frustrating if you don’t go on allkpop so often…
Soon the kpop market will become saturated and the debuts will stop anyways; but when there’s demand, there will always be a source that supplies this need.