Arrington takes on the new face of Statups.

Suddenly everyone’s complaining about how unfair things are in Silicon Valley. How hard everyone has to work so darn hard, and how some people don’t get venture capital or a nice sale to Facebook or Google even though lots of other people are getting those things.

Of course the complaining is worth pointing out, but so is the possibility of doing a startup not for the sole purpose of flipping it. What if you, rather then hoping for the big sale to Google or Facebook intend to work at the biz for the rest of your life? What if you found what you were looking for? You pace yourself, you are happier with less of a paycheck today and tomorrow but with a more balanced approach to work and life. Startups of today are the new small businesses on Mainstreet of tomorrow.

But complaining sucks.