I am legendary for my inability to write to page limits. I've gotten to the point that my writing is generally good enough (if verbose) that with one notable exception, no one has cared, and I've been free to tromp over page limits at will. (This has done my writing no favors, as I've never had a reason to learn to tighten it up.)
The class I'm taking now, though? I can't get to the lower page limit or word count, much less the upper. Yarg.