My pet peeve is when people think they need the absolute best gear they can afford in order to take good pictures. I have a friend that bought a 10d when they first came out and bragged ad nauseum about the vast superiority of his new camera that used vastly superior Compact Flash to my point and shoot. He has only used the kit lens and never bough a flash. I bet he has not taken 100 images with it. I got far greater use out of my P&S. I would have loved to bought a camera like that at the time but I was just a poor college student.
Personally given the number of artists in my family if one of them said my camera took good images from them it would be a comment about image quality and not composition. They stopped using DSLRs because point and shoot cameras in there pocket were capable of good enough image quality for their needs.
7D II, 60D, Rebel XS, EF-S 15-85, EF 70-200f4L, EF 100f2.8L, Tamron 70-300VC, Tamron 28-75f2.8, Tamron 150-600, EF 40f2.8, EF 50f1.8, EF 85f1.8, EF 24mmf2.8IS EOS M-EF adapter, A7II, SEL50f18, SEL1018, DN 30f2.8, adpaters and Fd and M42 lens.