I'm not really a camera gear-head. I like using new stuff and pay attention to what certain camera models can do but I can't quote specs or explain the difference between certain versions of camera bodies. Some of my favorite photos were taken on an old, entry-level DSLR. I think that's pretty common. It's more where and when you are than what brand and version you are carrying.
With an exception - wide angle lenses. I love them; they do stuff standard focal lengths just can't do. I always like looking into the view finder with a wide angle attached to the camera. You can see so much. Since I tend to take more landscape than anything else (with maybe the exception of sports and action photos) really wide angle lenses are perfect for me.
Here's an example. I could get all of this tree in the frame and still stand really, really close to it. For me, this kind of shot just works.