Orphy, actually gottta clarify on Steve doing drugs. Let's not glorify it. He just tried acid once and apparently it profoundly influenced him.
But hark! back to the old days. Of saints and sages; where they didn't resort to drugs yet where spiritually high all the time. (Or as our dear Rifat says: High on oxyzen :p )
The guy you hit? If he got a look at the plates, it won't even take that long. There's no play here. There's no angle, there's no champagne room. I'm not a miracle worker, I'm a janitor. The math on this is simple; the smaller the mess, the easier it is for me to clean up.