Of course there is a limit of that learning with such equipment, but before more money is spent, it is better to use what is available (or cheap) before splurging.
I am only using DSLR after I have enough money to buy mine. Then I splurge on lense & accessories.
By the way I dont have hi-res eyes with 5.5degree myopia so I cannot really see the diff between film and digital photo. And largest print I have done is 8R (and I print like once a year only).