It depends on lighting. If you're in a studio and control it yeah sure. Outdoors free balling it with street photography (my subjects move)? No. I could probably swing them now since I'm more experienced than when I first started out, but why would I want to.
Kit lens have use outside of a studio, too. It's not like the outside world is full of impossible lighting situations. You just need to know what light to look for that works with the limitations of a kit lens, or what cheap modifiers you can use to mitigate those limitations.