Hopefully we can always remember that, while there may be competition, we all work within a unique industry that is stronger because there is a common bond. We need each other. We need to continue to share our experiences and be willing to help.
I love search engine optimization. It works. It can provide a lot of value and I'm a strong supporter/evangelist of the practice of SEO. At the same time, the process of gaining new business and hiring new talent sometimes makes me hate my job.