I agree. It appears that a lot of people give up during a difficult situation (I even have).
I completely quit music for about a year, which was the biggest mistake of my life. During that one year period, majority of the artists and people I was working with, or was going to be working with shortly, all gained a lot of recognition and attention, which left me on the back burner. I made my debut, again, and I have been receiving A LOT of buzz. been back for a few weeks and I believe that few weeks will progress into the rest of my life. I love this Hip-Hop culture, man.