Plenty of truth in that missive but that completely ignores the fun factor of gear. It can be an enjoyable pursuit separate from actually improving ones technique.
Good analogy. Recently went with the new GFX medium format Fuji system. Better gear can give you the ability to get shots lesser gear cannot capture but the composition and control of the light are still up to the photographer.Any photographers out there? In photography there is always a new gadget you can buy that will enable you to do something easier and (supposedly) better. That hobby can really become a money pit if you let it. But at some point you realize that the gear doesn't help you unless you have your fundamentals down cold, and all the money in the world doesn't buy you a better eye.