Sharra – for every “wow” landscape I have, there are hundreds (if not more) “meh” or “I suck at life” shots. That’s the beauty of landscape photography! Luck is definitely a factor. You can be perfectly set up with the best composition, but the lighting is off, or the sky is flat, or the wind is too strong, etc. Just keep shooting. As emf suggested, post something up for critique.
Ebi – thanks for making me hungry. I have enough problems with the food network. Also…what savage eats pizza with a knife and fork?!