Just read up about MM development and see what they made them go through. Also read up about 80s'/90s nintendo and the conditions developers worked under. 16 hour days, sleeping in their offices. I dont know why you're so against this. It works. People under heavy pressure to not be fired will get the job done.
You seriously are not against that? There health is not as important as you getting the game? We can all wait as long as we need.