I distinctly remember from a class at some point a disparaging remark by a Latin poet about other less accomplished poets who churned out "a million hexameters a year", obviously implying terrible quality. Unfortunately, I only remember the general sentiment, but none of the Latin words or an exact translation.
I thought the quote I'm looking for was in either an epigram or a satire, but I already searched for such a passage years ago and never found it. I wanted to use the argument that writing technically correct hexameters wasn't the hardest thing in the world, and that the elite naturally preferred quality over quantity.
Does this ring a bell with anyone?