I recently read a letter to the editor of a Paris-published photo-magazine. The writer related that his Canon 20D had recently died and that he missed it terribly. It made great images for him for all those years.
Then there's the story about a motorcycle race photographer who used an old 1Ds 4mpixel and could print _incredible_ B+ size images. Here's a link to his story -
[Scroll down to the image of the racer]
Both these stories reminded me it's not about how much DR or how many pixels something might have. It's how you use whatever you have that counts... and to think that Canon has for many years enabled this kind of creativity... it's amazing...
I totally approve your point, but at the same time we have to be realistic. Most people couldn't make a living with 2MP-cameras. The wonderful stories are the exception, as it were. I do believe, though, that these things help put things in perspective: it's not about the gear, it's about what goes on between the ears. The gear just helps us bridge that creative gap more easily.
I like to remind myself that Ansel Adams didn't have a single megapixel and didn't do too poorly.