Compared to two+ years of the band missing their self and label-imposed deadlines and hardly working in a room together?
That's a jarring, and shocking, difference to most people I think.
I still think people grossly misrepresent the time the band spent together writing songs. And this ignores all the time together on tour, etc. The band was touring like crazy, had other projects, and I'd assume recorded probably an EPs worth of songs in just as little of time.