Plenty of work, but there are people who frankly aren't any good. "Stealth" vs. "that guy wasn't any good and we had to ease him out" may just depend on viewpoint
OP, you said this way back and I was wondering,
Your firm must be selecting people mostly (only?) from T14 schools with decent to good grades and respectable softs, but still find that your selection isn't perfect.
Why do you think that some people who did well in LS don't do well in Biglaw? I understand that LS doesn't really teach you how to do well in Biglaw but then what do you think makes the difference between people who get it and people who don't?
Plus, where do you even learn how to do well in Biglaw?
There are so many different factors in biglaw success. For example, two people with identical GPAs - one person spent every single waking moment in the library, the other barely studied and just got it. Maybe the first person will be the better hire, because she'll be willing to put in the work necessary. Or maybe the second one will be, because when both are forced to work equally hard she'll perform head and shoulders above.