Getting all philosophical now huh?
In a way yes, because it's not practical to lug it everywhere you go.
In fact, if you really wanna go that route then my 3.2 megapixel Nikon Coolpix 3700 from 2004 or so is my best camera, because it's small enough for me to take everywhere and even takes videos, which my D40 can't do.
What good is a 200mm f/2.0 when you can't carry it wherever you want?
Edit- in fact, it's from 2003, according to DPReview. :D