I've been noticing something lately. It seems like I get a certain sort of satisfaction when using lesser gear that I don't with nicer gear. If I get a really amazing shot with my phone, or an old compact, or a kit lens or whatever, I feel like I beat the odds and made something happen. If I get a really great shot from my expensive primes, well, yeah, it was supposed to be awesome and I'd be mad if it wasn't after spending the money. The sense of accomplishment is not there as much, I guess. Now I get a lot more good images from my better gear. Certainly a larger percentage of keepers. And if I'm shooting something that counts, I don't want to use a POS camera. But I'm more proud of the good ones I've made from my lesser gear. I have a portrait of my daughter on my wall that I did with a Canon kit lens and careful lighting and every time I walk by it, I think of all the work I put into it to make it look great. I don't know if that makes any sense to anyone else, I was just thinking about that this morning.