Here's a post meant to stir up some reflection on the forum.
I've always loved looking at problems in terms of process. Specifically, I like to look for a bottleneck, improve that aspect of the process, and repeat. (Oh, no—not another modular DSLR thread! ;-)
So what's holding you back as a photographer: equipment, technique, knowledge, or what? Extra credit if you say how you plan to improve.
I'll go first. I would really like to be better at timing shots and noticing details when I'm taking pictures. I don't naturally notice things at first glance (just ask my wife about how I react—or don't—when she gets her hair cut). It would be nice to see if a subject's hair isn't looking perfect while I'm at a photo shoot, for example. As it is, I'm trying to improve by noticing (haha) that I have that flaw and making sure that people I'm taking pictures of are aware. I've taken to asking brides to bring someone along, like her mom or a sister, who can be in charge of making sure the dress and hair look perfect. I'm kind of the same way about expression. I fire off a string of pictures and choose one in post processing that I think best captured the moment, but I'd really like to practice timing shots and learning to anticipate the moment better than I do now. The two ideas I've come up with is to 1) use my own camera and pretend I've got a view camera with a film holder that I have to load between shots (so about one frame every three seconds instead of 4.5 frames per second) or 2) get an actual view camera and practice with that.