Everyone else seems to be doing something in a particular way. Does that mean it's the best way to do it?
No, it just means everybody else is doing it that way.
For example, most websites seem to have image sliders at the top of their front pages. It's the fashion.
I hate them so I have removed them from my site. Now your eyes won't get distracted when you are trying to read any part of the page.
Does it mean I will get less clients?
I don't know we shall see.