Yeah, people do get frothy about it. It's kind of funny to watch, actually.
So, I came up with a metaphor.
Bear with me, because I'm a writer, and it just occurred to me what it would be like if I did something like Tony did, commensurate with my own skill set.
Tony built 35 suits in roughly six months. About one every five days. Once he finished one, he moved on to the next. Then the next, then the next.
Picture a writer. I'm going to go with a novelist, because that's the level of complexity we're talking about here. The average novel in my chosen genres runs 90,000-120,000 words. Let's go with 100,000 words just to be able to round our numbers nicely.
NaNoWriMo is a worldwide event wherein writers pledge to write 50,000 words in one month. It's considered a pretty onerous task, because that's a lot of words--about 1700 per day. I've succeeded once this year, and failed once this year (although "failed" is a relative term; I still got 40,000 words out of it, so I'm happy).
So, our novelist, if he's really dedicated, will take two NaNoWriMos in order to bang out the first draft of one novel. And that's just the first draft. First drafts suck. They suck a lot. They need to be polished, ripped apart, put back together, etc, etc. Putting the final touches on the thing can take longer than actually writing it.
But, if our novelist is Tony Stark in this situation, he's banging out that first draft in five days by scribbling twenty thousand words a day. That first draft? Is going to be positively riddled with errors. Does he go back and fix them? No, he does not. He opens a new Word doc, and starts the next novel. Five days later, he slaps an END at the bottom of it. And then he does it again. And again. And again.
How good do you think those books are going to be?
Heck, I'm surprised the dang suits functioned at all.
I mean, I'm in awe of people who can consistently bang out a thousand words a day. Twenty thousand in one day, every day? For six months?
Hell, I'm surprised that Tony was functioning at all, at that point.