It is. I try to support any I/T I think is interesting and not in direct competition with another I/T I support. Like I'll support a bunny B/C like Bunny Love and another B/C that has anthro bunnies... But since I support a dragon thread that has my artwork in it, I just leave the other ones alone. XD
I feel kind of like... The B/C community would be better if we all did a little more spreading ourselves out to other shops, not just wrapping ourselves in one store that's ours and never participating in others.
I was thinking along those lines earlier today. Shops tend to be really niche-y and tend to keep to themselves. A few months ago I saw ONE thread that held an event with other shops, it was... Unlocked and something else with a "back to school" event. I don't know why more shops don't do things like that. It's a great way to gain new customers and see other shops.