To this day last year I had an iPhone 4S...
Within the year (since April...) I have acquired:
Canon 600D with Magic Lantern firmware
EF 50mm ƒ1.8 II
EF-S 10-22mm ƒ3.5-4.5 USM
EF-S 18-55mm ƒ3.5-5.6 IS
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
A few UV, CPL and graduated filters, many sleepless nights and lost a lens cap along the way
And I think now I know roughly how to take photos , no photographic experience at all prior to April 2012.