Yes, I have acquired some stellar gear since beginning my journey, however it required learning and practicing to be able to use it all properly, and the vision to create and capture those special moments.
Now I know that most of the time, nice camera comments aren't meant to be insulting or belittling, but they can sting nonetheless. It's a bit of a blow to a photographer's skill, ability and to their journey. It's a trade, it's a craft and it's an art. It requires tools but most importantly it requires someones who knows how to use them.
Just a friendly public service announcement.
You can now return to your regular scheduled programming.