I think the time has come that anyone who claims something isn't original or is no longer original or, even worse, is likened to something akin to having jumped the shark should be given a stark choice:
(a) either come up with something original themselves
(b) is put up in front of a firing squad in a pay-per-view event, with the proceeds paid to a charity chosen by artist whose originality is questioned.
This way people can no no longer moan about something they haven't got the wit, talent or drive to create themselves.
And anyone who doesn't agree with me can just GO AWAY.