"...Oh, we are taking longer because we are building a car, not a motorcycle."
IMO a better analogy would be 'it turns out we we couldn't make some of the car parts with the tools we had available, so we had to make the tools ourselves, since we didn't just want to jerry-rig an existing car and call it custom'.
I feel I should quote this again, just in case someone didn't see it.
Also, comparing Larian to EA is just low, man. Serious.