And that gets to the root of much of this, Uber supporters WANT it to be unfair out of some feeling that the incumbents must be keeping competition out through unfair means (not to say they are not in some areas), thus they are applying the anti-golden rule (do unto others as you suspect they are doing unto you)... or at minimal 'people with new gold should rule'
Uber will disappear if Uber drivers need to conform to the rules of taxi drivers (including caps on the number of drivers and medallion prices). I can drive my own car around, say, NYC. I can drive my car around NYC with friends in it. I can even drive my car around NYC with strangers in it. But if I am using the Uber driver app and they are using the Uber passenger app then suddenly there is unfair competition? Well, I guess there is if you are the boss of a taxi union.