A few years back before I turned into a cameraholic, I had a simple, minimalist kit. A Panasonic gf1 with 20mm lens a medium to telephoto zoom and the Panasonic 100-300mm lens. That was it. I almost never used the in between zoom. Most of the time, I just used the 20mm lens. I took better photos then than I do now and the simplicity of the kit and the limited options were a BIG part of the reason why. I think most people would be better served by having less gear.....myself included.All this bollocks about "I'm going to X Y and Z which 4 cameras and 7 lenses should I restrict myself to?" isn't worth the effort......... and it ends up being a trial rather than a pleasure.