I think this post is proof enough that man can talk about emotions not just gear
I think oversimplifying a person (or worst, a sex) character or behavior is pretty silly. Everyone is different and does what he/she does because very different reasons, the least of them because they can't do otherwise. Most does what they do because they choose to do so.
I can be very emotional in most fields (relationships, politics, religions and yes, gear) so I don't think that article hold much true.
Like many on this forum, I like good crafted equipment, being a camera, lens, a car or a Cello. Handling, using, and talking about them shows the respect and admiration to the work and creativity that went into them, so in a way, it jus show how emotional we can be.