I like the fact that Kanye West keeps pushing forward with everything that he does. When you try new things and push yourself, there can be failures along the way, but those failures often lead to major discoveries and greater artistic growth. Kanye is constantly pushing the envelop. He's not sitting back on the "guns and cars" clichés of hip-hop videos. He understands that being stuck in replaying the tried and true visuals of a genre is limiting (just as much as sticking within the crowd is limiting too). Re-invention is a key component to an artists path.