Yes, Addie. The more "loved" a piece of cookware is, the greater the potential for great results.
I can relate to what Carl said. I have an assortment of cast iron cookware and one skillet in particular is used only for cornbread. That skillet is well over 100 years old, as is our huge, deep skillet I use to fry chicken.
I wouldn't trade them for the world.
As for having newly-married cookware, I still have my original cookie sheets, which are now over 45 years old. They have had thousands of cookies baked on them and are still going strong.
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!