This thread is hilarious to me, as someone who has pussyfooted around buying the best gear and was a notorious alternative-seeker along every step of the way, in multiple formats. Once you buy the good stuff, the anti-Leica/Hassy/whatever rationalizations sound quite silly.
Shoot what works for you. Make great photos. But don't pretend for a second that finely crafted gear is the aesthetic equivalent of the alternatives that we all *could* make great photos with if we had to, minus the nuance which is our justifiable option.