Dear Swebbie, I guess you are kidding :)
You already know that FEW that are NEW, best, most thorough, most authoritative AND INNOVATIVE (that's the most important IMO) sites are doing well in Google very quickly.
If we are speaking for "best, most thorough, most authoritative" sites on "Blue Widgets" then that's another story...
And I still have not received a reply from you regarding how i.e. a new online store would perform in the real world (with the exception of a store that sells trips to the moon! this is new and innovative indeed and would gain many authoritative backlinks!). I am sorry but I think you are overreacting.