Okay, but seriously folks...
I think there are a few people out there who first need to understand what is meant by a "good" photo.
Technically good? Yes, you need a good camera and good lens, if not, you just can't get good noise control, bokeh, contrast, sharpness, etc. BUT, does all that make for a "good" photo?
Aesthetically good? Literally, any camera will do. And aesthetics are subjective (blurry lomo shots taken by toy cameras, anybody?)
It all depends on what the subject is, what the requirements of the shoot are, and what are the expectations of the viewer. The statement "It's not the camera, but the person behind the camera" can be both true and untrue at the same time.
Don't fret. People say all sorts of things all the time. Let them.
And you just go ahead and enjoy your photography.