As a parent of a 5-year old kid I want to take good pictures and with a decent camera 6d And lens usually 24-105l or 70-200. Occasionally at events I get strange looks from someone which I tend to ignore but it is annoying, meanwhile everyone else is happily snapping away with their phone and pocket cameras.
On a lighter note, I'm sure enjoying this thread as I get some of the usual comments too. My wife gives me a hard time and looks a bit embarrassed sometimes but she definitely loves the result. We went to a pumpkin hunt on the weekend and as I put the camera with monopod in the truck she said... "Oh honey, seriously?" And chuckled at me.
She didn't have to worry though because both of my batteries were dead on arrival, so I had to use my iPhone instead... Of course she thought that was hilarious!