Could I ask what you did a couple of hours on this page? http://www.doug-peterson.com/
In the spirit of your question and being somewhat certain of it's context having just browsed your last 50 posts; I spent the two hours with one hand in a jar of peanuts and the other down my pants.
If I am mistaken, then I apologize. I rarely look at other people's portfolios, but when I do, particularly those portfolios that contain a variety of styles, subjects, lighting, equipment, and most importantly, PURPOSE, I do spend time on most of the photos thinking about the lighting used, how it was composed, what was done at capture, what was done on PP etc.
In Doug's case, I was simply intrigued by the shear breadth of subjects and techniques. Doug was also kind enough to add very descriptive context to a number of sessions, which, again, add to the shared experienced when looking at his work.
I also specifically looked at his lighting style (natural vs. artificial) in the Naturescapes vs. Bodyscapes galleries. I think it quite intriguing to see similarities in his choice of natural lighting that he is able to carry over into a more controlled environment in the bodyscapes, and vice versa.
So, yes, I did spend a good part of an afternoon when I first ran into this link. Some time looking at the images and reading the text, and some additional time reflecting on Doug's body of work and approach and how it compared/contrasted with my approach, and ultimately, I guess the two main points of looking at anything - did I enjoy the experience in itself - YES; and did it add anything positive to my approach/style/technique going forward - YES.
Thank you for your interest, and have a nice day.