It is the new era and we are living in different world now.
A photographer is no longer that odd guy/gal in the crowd who is carrying a big black chunky DSLR along with a huge lens that could potentially knock out an unsuspecting person if you swing it hard enough into his/her head.
I think photography had evolved into something else, now everyone and anyone can get into it easily and the learning curve for one to take beautiful pictures is no longer as steep as it once was.
This also reinforced an idea in photography, which was it's not the equipment that matter the most in taking a beautiful picture, it's the person who is taking the picture that matter the most.
So keep shooting!