Your point of view is more important than your equipment.
When I spent more time doing photography than painting, I had lots of friends who were more interested in the technical specs of my camera than the photos I took. Those cameras are long gone, but the best of the photos are still cherished pieces.
Anyone with enough money can buy equipment, supplies, paper, paint, lenses, megapixels, whatever.
But it’s really your human perspective that has the most actual value.