You don’t need to be a photographer to answer this question. The reason why many people hesitate to answer is because they feel that only professional photographers are suited to answer it. However, the best answers usually come from the average person. Even those that are not well versed with a professional camera and still buy it, they feel that by having such an expensive tool on their hands, they are able to capture perfect moments that happens once in a lifetime.
Because of this reason, many people, regardless of what their background is, study photography.