Realistically learning how many words a day?
Well, it happens - but if we mean - learning them such that I can instantly remember them in conversation, then not me. Maybe at the beginning when you are learning the most common words, but I need to see and use them a few times. Otherwise, it's that nagging "It's on the tip of my tongue - I remember learning it, what is it again?". As for recognizing it in speech when listening - that takes even longer.
So I think even studying 3 hours a day (which I don't lately), I don't have instant recall on more than a couple of words. It'll take a few days.
If learning just means exposure and remembering them after using Memrise or Anki and passing for the day, then I am sure I can handle more than 20.
Also note - I am learning Mandarin, which is a little more difficult. Not a lot of cognates and the writing system is of course non-alphabetic.
What is the verdict? I don't think I am particularly stupid or have a memory problem. Just that I am critical of some claims.