Robert M Watson Jr
As long as you continue to get better everyday it does not matter the relative skills of those around you. When you make the relative skills a burden that hampers your progress either change your outlook or change your dojo.
Unfortunately, Mr. Watson is correct. The disparity between rank and ability will continue to grow. Especially when those of higher rank but lesser ability assume leadership positions within the dojo.
To make a very long story short, I was unwilling to change my outlook (the chief complaint against me was, "you never listen!"). Therefore I left the dojo I called home for many years.
My jujutsu sensei summed it up in one sentence: "Aikido politics: the only part that doesn't blend."