Interesting post. I've had the same sort of revelation since I joined this forum. I've learned to slow down my smoking, let the cigar cool between puffs and the flavors have started to 'pop' for lack of a better term. I could burn through a 6x60 stick in less than an hour when I started here, now it takes me over an hour to smoke a robusto. I have to plan ahead to smoke a big RG cigar. It has really enhanced my enjoyment of the hobby.
I've watched more than a few of Bryan's videos and still marvel at his ability to describe all of the flavors he he experiences particularly since he doesn't appear to retrohale which I'm just not a fan of anyway.