you are correct the camera doesn't make the picture. Leon has pretty much capture my feelings about this; the bottom line is -some people "get it" others don't.
It really doesn't make any difference, people are out making images.
I have a wide variety of formats available to me and i choose the one that makes my heart sing and fits the project. That means sometimes it is high end and other times plastic land. In fact my holga does not leak, which suits what i am with this camera.
How many people do we know who don't "get it" period. Regardless of which format we are using.
Why is it that photographers insist on talking about equipment rather than the images Wonder if painters discuss which brush they used, etc. Always amazed me that we get so caught up with nuts and bolts.
I suppose the bottom line; it makes me happy.