Composition could be seen merely as the arrangement of elements that construct a creation, or it could be seen as the very soul of any body of work. It doesn't matter if you have a romantic way of seeing images or not, the important thing here is that you understand why composition matters, and why it should be your prime learning concern instead of deciding which camera or lens you should buy. When is started studying photography, I was the only student with a Point and Shoot camera, and my teacher made a very wise move. He didn't ask me to buy a big DSLR like the ones my peers had. What he did was something I'll thank him for the rest of my life, and is something I'm doing with my students in my classes nowadays. He told me to stick to mysmall camera, and to study composition, just composition, and then I could worry about everything else.