I thought I'd answered this thread but can't find my post...
the correct answer (regardless of what camera I'm using at the time) is always "yes" or at most "pretty much the same" -- there's no point in putting people down. I'm close to 100% with gnashing on this.
If they want to talk about it further, that's great, though I'm usually disinterested in equipment and name brands and will try to steer their conversation to something actually about pictures or the local neighborhood or -- the always sure pleaser -- themselves.
Barring a studio setting, isn't photography about being inquisitive and curious? (or is it about having the biggest IS lens?)