I often play just the players, and not the hand at all. I usually do really well at it, BUT......
I am certain that i will get better as i learn how to do both.
I think you may have just hit the next level....but again, you need to be careful.
My mentor is lightning fast at calculating bet size. He can look at the blind, and his stack, and the opponents stack, and the pot odds
, and then put a bet in that will commit the player to an all in if he answers. And he does it all in a split second. I don't know if i'll ever get as good as he is at it.