Well even with T-hunt, and 100% success it takes ~40 hours to get Elite if you finish all games in 2 min. It took me at least over 20 hours with a 60-80% success in Presidio to gain even 300.000 exp.
So yeah saying that it takes only 25-30 hours is little hoping IMO.
14 completed games. 7 retail, 7 arcade.