For the most part, yes. I also did it so that we could get right to some action. I'll probably end it soon though and take everyone to town. At which point, I'll try to introduce most of the "major" options the players can choose.
It's going kind slow (the RP). And somehow people dont realize that there is a swarm of Beedrill around, so they just go off and do their own thing. I feel like you did that so that we would be forced to stay together and then be brought to town together.