There are so many who do the aping bit and yet they're nowhere near the one they are aping. Ugh... do you think imitation is the sincerest means of 'catching up' or 'getting the better of' or even 'inflicting token damage'?
Look at these examples. If you notice they have such generic names. One's called Find. The other's called Live Search. The one they're collectively aping calls itself Google. Hey! But Google doesn't mean find or search. And yet it's synonymous to search. Today they Google it on the web. They don't search. They Google. I'm not sure how popular Live Search is. But I do know that it's an also ran from Microsoft.
So is imitation the sincerest means of ‘pulling the pants down’?