The other excuse that surprised me was when he talked about how any inappropriate behavior when Buffy first started was because he was so young, when he was 31. If you make it to 31 and haven't figured out how to behave in a professional setting maybe it is just because you are an asshole.
Few people who call themselves writers probably actually ever sell their scripts, and even fewer get them actually produced.
I remember all those excuses, for pretty much anything he made that wasn't successful, see also: Dollhouse, Firefly, the Buffy movie. It's never because what he made ac