My focus in theatre and performance has always been with technique. I was more technically oriented as an actor, working from outside in, rather than a follower of Stanislavsky, though I did have his books. This may be why there's a disparity in our assessments.
That reminds me of that old story of Laurence Olivier and Dustin Hoffman while working on the film "Marathon Man"
(cut and pasted from IMDB
to save me lots-o-typing):
A story circulated for a long time that Dustin Hoffman (being a "method actor") stayed up all night to play a character who has stayed up all night. Arriving on the set, Laurence Olivier asked Hoffman why he looked the way he did. Hoffman told him, to which Olivier replied in jest, "Why not try acting? It's much easier."