TwilightAbiance points out the truth, about tiles, but on the other hand: there were loads of fishing-stories before hemingway thought of his "old man", there was classical music on the highest level, before Beethoven even learned how to hold a feather... Krylov wrote a fable once, about the eagle who lands on earth to walk a little bit - he gets to hear stupid comments from the chicken around, like "what makes you so superior to us; you walk like us!" - and the eagle unfolds his wings and takes off into the high air: "I can be like you, if I want, but you can never be like me."
About your piece: I can't complain about much, really. The quality of your fractal is high, as per usual. The gradient choice gives this a very metallic, almost sci-fi-ish look to it, although the orange looks weird to me. Compositionally, it's placed very well (Rule of Thirds?).
However, and I hate to bring down such a nice piece...I really think there can be too much of a good thing. I've seen enough fractal tiles since I first came to this site to feel slightly ill whenever seeing one. They feel way too overdone and they don't really capture my interest anymore. Nothing personal against your piece, Michael, but it's just how I feel.
They are over done. There are none better than the originals either. I do find it interesting and even exciting to see new possibilities though. This is not by any stretch of my imagination my best, or even really good. This is me having fun.
Very nice structure on this one. Looks like a bunch of linked up platforms. The spacing between them's really interesting, too, because it doesn't look like it repeats, but it does, at least when going smaller. Certainly adds a bit of trickiness to keep the viewer interested, at least if they like trying to find the patterns. :P