I've got about 150-200 pages that need new content and it takes me a day or more usually to do one, so I'm just going to noindex them, then either fix (with new content), merge, or delete.
Which led me to re-read this statement by Robert Charlton:
Also, in my experience looking at Pandalized sites, I feel that most of those who built them are in denial about what the problems are and about how much work it's going to take to fix them.
I have to ask whether the type of pages that can be created in a day are really going to rank well? This is not a personal insult, but just a question about what the requirements are for content to rank well in the post-Panda world.
I know that a day's worth of work might be quite a bit of effort compared to the average ehow article, but it still seems like for a quality page, it is minimal effort.
I remember when I worked as a journalist, you were expected to take about three or four days to produce a quality story. Usually, the actual process was longer, because you would have to spend time contacting authorities on the subject, and of course you had to wait for them to get back to you.