As writers we often get so caught up discussing whether we should wait to get an agent and a publishing contract, or go it alone and self-publish, that we forget the really important thing. Becoming a good writer.
Generally speaking people aren't interested in how a book has been published, or who published it. What they want is a quality read.
We don't all like the same books; some enjoy Stephen King, others Jodie Picoult (or anyone else you care to name), while others prefer the classics. But whatever genre you read, you want a good book.
Yes, there are errors in traditionally published books, and I've seen more than a few clichés, but if you're going to self-publish you can't use these as reasons for your work being less than the very best it can be.
Anthony Horowitz covers some of these points in this article.