I can relate SO much to your text. I can’t afford major equipment and really don’t want to anyway. I treated myself to a Nikon J1 for $250 and it “changed my life”…my lifestyle anyway. I always knew I had a good eye but never thought, as a retired woman on low income, I would have a nice digital camera.
I do mainly portraits. I love faces. I’m having a blast, which is the main thing I wanted!
Keep having fun with your stuff!