Nigerian and Indian bloggers who have copied content rule my niche today. They've been moving up slowly. Many of them are really complex copiers. They no longer use scrapers. Instead they copy bits from similar articles and mash it together. They then use a thesaurus to replace many of the words with similar words. The rest is broken English.
This must make it seem super unique to Google, who has crowned them all as #1 in anything I search in my niche.