This is not a gear or review website. But honestly: you can't make photos without a camera, even if it's the camera in your phone. So gear does play a role.
The X-E2 is small, portable, has high quality interchangeable lenses and a nice retro-inspired design. But what led me most to change from my full-frame Nikon and later Olympus m4/3 gear to the X-E2 was that I would only have to get used to one set of menus and button layouts.