I recently heard this great advice from director J.J. Abrams on what really is most worth learning when it comes to the art and craft of moviemaking. And I realized it's exactly the same with photography: "It's more important you learn what to make movies about than how to make movies." Change the word "movies" to "photographs" and you've got great advice for everyone who takes pictures. It's not how you take pictures, it's the what and the why that deserve most of your attention. See the whole interview at the DIY Photography blog.