This is not a question of being unable to compete on talent. It is a moral question of who should benefit from true value. There is an intrinsic value in all we do.
I hate "crowdsourcing" bullshit as much as I hate micro-stock. Kirk rants on well here, so I recommend you simply read the whole thing.
Crowdsourcing is also called "Spec" - and I am a member of the NO SPEC club.