At some point, I think most writers believe they don't get the recognition they deserve. Perhaps this is an ego thing, or perhaps it's simply the savage truth.
Sadly, almost no writer actually receives the recognition he or she deserves. The same is true for most musicians today. Many of the great songwriters of our generation continue to go unheard. Too many great books are going unread, too.
As a society, we need to start reading better literature. I can only imagine how much more interesting the world would be if people starting paying as much attention to art as they pay to technology and useless distractions.
A gold star for all of you who already are...keep the good fight going.