Waxing "intellectual" here for a second, (careful he's pretty ticklish!) one definition of "Creative" is the ability to mask your sources.
This does sound pretty snobbish, doesn't it? Sort of like saying there is a conspiracy to pretend to be original, ex cetra because there might be no such thing as creative.
Has everything all been done before? Done somewhere by somebody?
I have met some pretty educated and impressive people who seem to know an awful lot who can't define some of my sources when it comes to creative, but then I can't either!