Point taken, handicapped was a poor choice to describe their situation. Grateful I am to have colour also. Maybe we are just spoiled with too many choices of mediums, cameras and lenses, not to mention traditional printing or digital darkroom. There seems to be a lot of angst in photography forums regarding making choices.
Occasionally I come across someone who takes really good photos on a pretty cheap camera and who doesn't realise just how good the photos are. I suppose some people just have a natural eye for framing and composition, without the real interest or computer savvy to make the final product. There was one such lady at a wedding about three months ago. These people have neither the interest nor the knowledge to really ask the question as to what is best for them. Their numbers, though, are dwarfed by those we are talking about above.
You have to love the "naturals" and wonder how much talent goes under utilized in any field of endeavor. It is too easy to get bogged down in technicalities and hair splitting to see the forest for the trees. I always thought that if you needed a lab test bench to see the differences between lenses then in the real world it would make little difference.
Joseph Karsh, Canada's foremost portrait photographer, took his first picture upon arriving in Canada with a Brownie box camera that he borrowed from a drug store. It was a picture of tulips with Ottawa's parliament buildings in the background. It circulated for years and is still often used to represent our capitol. He went on to great fame. His photo of the scowling Winston Churchill is iconic of Britain's wartime leader.
P.S. My famous picture is yet to come. Be patient.