No, I figure if I can't make my images better with what I have now, then I need to become more focused on becoming a better photographer rather than a better PP'er.
I think there is a lot of wisdom in your words. It is supposed to be about photography.
I think that is a bit open to debate. Is a photographer synonymous with "camera operator" or is it the ability to create a final image?
Personally I kinda suck as a camera operator, but think I do a decent job of ending up with good photographs because I can see the end product and ultimately get there, even if I struggle to do it "in camera". And yes, I'm talking about stuff that could have been done in a darkroom, so the "that's not photography, that's graphic arts" argument doesn't really apply.