Things which are different in order simply to be different are seldom better, but that which is made to be better is almost always different.
This reminds me a lot of Steve Jobs’s answer to a question about being different:
I don’t think it’s good that Apple’s perceived as different. I think it’s important that Apple is perceived as much better. If being different is essential to doing that, then we have to do that. But if we could be much better without being different, that would be fine with me. I want to be much better.