Oftentimes we compare the wrong things.
They are better than us, but they are always three years ahead of us in development.
Your code is faster than mine, but yours also does less.
Your team works better together, but our projects are also different.
The list goes on Infinitum, but the question remains the same – if you are comparing apples to oranges, they will always be different.
We think the time is spent in the comparison, but where it should really be spent is ensuring that we are comparing the correct things.