Feed The Ravens said:
When your idea of happiness is completely putting yourself against all others then yes, it is evil. But the creativity part is what I like, it's what make's it worht my time to read more than Anthem.
If all that you've read of Rand is Anthem (and I presume you have heard opinions of her that are coloring yours), then you're not really in much of a position to speak with accuracy about her ideas, anymore than I'm in a position to speak with accuracy about Nietzsche's views if all I've read of his work is "The Birth of Tragedy" (I've read most of his main body of work, but it's a fitting example). Rand, like any other philosopher, can easily be misinterpreted.
Here are two good guidelines when dealing with Rand:
1. Don't take what anyone else says about her as truth. Examine her philosophy independent of others, and form your own ideas. Don't accept anything second-hand, but go to the source. A person's view of Rand will affect how he interprets her ideas.
2. Don't jump to conclusions on her ideas before actually giving them a fair chance -- many people will see the word "selfishness" and then proclaim that she is evil for exalting it. In fact, her interpretation of 'selfishness,' 'greed,' 'arrogance,' 'etc.' are exceedingly different from the popular definitions. People refuse to see past the words into the ideas themselves.
Rand had several views which I saw as weak or otherwise faulty (her horrible opinions on esthetics; her dismissal of anything the moment she sees it as 'irrational'; her opinion on environmentalism, and likewise, the consequences of unrestrained pollution by factories and large corporations; her urging to take every word of hers as gospel truth, thus one cannot like Joyce or Stein without having the 'irrational premises' that makes them brothers-in-intellect with the communist party; her view of homosexuality, which is 'irrational,' as she has no rational reason to refute it the way she does; anything involving her thoughts on Kant's philosophy; etc.), but every philosopher has his or her flaws, and it is by the good that I measure their overall worth, not by their weaknesses. In the end, think for yourself and be sure to give her ideas a fair chance.