A normal PNS , dslr or DSLR-like affect the photographer to certain extend. When gadget fall into good hand, the outcome will be good. Yet if it fall into a wrong hand, you will understand the consequence yourself.
So if u are equipped with DSLR like nikon D300 with 18-200mm lens but the angle of shooting, the shutter speed, the aperture, the ISO , the white balance and EV no all screw up. What the point?
You get under exposure or over exposure shot. That alone is enough to make one frown instantly. So what make you think a DSLR made a better photographer when now pple use PNS and edit in photoshop? Just abit of information, I use dslr-like* Kodak P880 which is hard to use and not as good as current PNS in food shot for catering service. The quality match the standard in food magazine.
It is the knowledge and practice that make one a better photographer!!! OK!!! =)