Why do people say that it isn't the gear that makes the photos look stunning?
It's gear that gives you bokeh.
It's gear that gives you bounce from your flash lite.
It's gear that gives you soft boxes for soft shadows.
It's gear that allows you to go ISO 3200.
It's gear that allows you to remove oblique reflections using polarizing filters.
Gears are important in photography!!
Especially software for post-processing.
Just my 2 cents
One just needs to learn how to hold the camera steady and properly expose the shots.
Angles and compositions are really just creativity added to the mix.