I’m not bothered by people asking me what type of camera I use.
But what does bother me is that some people think that picking up a fancy camera will magically enable them to take gorgeous images. While the quality will be much better, and you’ll be able to change lenses (fun fact: I usually stick with just one lens 99% of the time), there is only so much you can do about the technical side of taking photos. The rest is how you see the picture in your mind before the shot is even taken. Your mind is where the real magic is. The camera doesn’t tell you what light is good or bad, or how colours will look together. It’ll only capture what you see, which is why your vision of things is so important.
Be still, and observe.
Light. Colour. Positive/Negative space. Movement. Texture.