I was born near Boca, does that count?
I guess not.
I don’t understand the notion photographic skill is related to meeting some sort of arbitrary standard. For example, rather than photographing interesting things, I can just make sure that things in the background are blurry while things in the foreground are in focus. That is the essence of how most “photographers” interpret bokeh. If you hadn’t guessed yet, you should spend a lot of money on a specifc lens because the bokeh is creamy or some other descriptive term of note. My current belief is that I want to buy the cheapest of everything and spend the rest of my money on visiting amazing places like Iceland and India.