Love this thread, finally.
As an amateur and as a longtime pro, I have owned, used and loved my gear from Kodak, Polaroid, Miranda, Pentax, Olympus, Yashica, Mamiya, Paubel, Deardorff, Hasselblad, Bronica, Panasonic, Fuji, Nikon, Leica, Canon, Sony, Sigma, Tamron, Meike, Godox, Flashpoint, Paul C. Buff, Metz, Vivitar and more.
They are all tools to be used and enjoyed as you exercise your creative vision.
Cheers and best to you all.
Thanks for your post. Great minds think alike.