As a novice vendor (since april 2012) my attitude is rather selfish it goes like this: ‘Im gonna make what I want, if it sells well - then great, and if not ,well sod it, at least I got the content I wanted. :D
In this case I want some casual & contemporary clothes for Genesis, because I actually have zero interest in fantasy/elves/faries/Scifi/warrior princesses etc.
Although thats what most tend to buy, It does nothing for me personally. I dont buy it, so I certainly will never make any of it either. And even if I did, many vendors do it so much better than I could, so it would be rather pointless trying to compete.
As it transpires - my casual sets so far have sold alright, probably on the basis that there is less competition in that area, if I search the store for Genesis everyday clothing, its mostly Dazos with just handful of third party vendor products.
When I released the MK I railway carriage, I really did not expect many people to buy it, as it was very niche. When I posted a few renders in the forum - and no one replied, I was deeply concerned. But in a turn around of events, it turned out to be my best selling product to date.
So sometimes going for the niche can really pay off.
I guess forum intreast doesn’t always accurately reflect what products people actually want.