Brian, The last couple of times I replied to a post I noticed you made similar points moments before me, that appeared right after clicking 'Post message'.... And you beat me again. Maybe I need to type faster.
"Cameras and lenses are simply tools to place our unique vision on film. Concentrate on equipment and you'll take technically good photographs. Concentrate on seeing the light's magic colors and your images will stir the soul." Jack Dykinga