It's a personal thing I guess. I used to look down on smoking until I saw a Taoist monk of Indonesia (from the book Magus of Java) in youtube smoking. I was all if an ascetic like he smokes, meh who cares....
Oh who is he?... A pyrokinetic expert.
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.