Nope. I just like listening to all dialogues (I love that towncrier's accent in: "People of Aquilonia!", choosing my quest items, and taking short breaks from the game. (Plus, no XP hats, weapons, or potions get involved).
Hehe, right about that, lots of dialog and storyline to take in.
Tortage works very well for new chars, I'll grant Mr. Game Director that, so it's worth spending some time. Ofc, if it's your Nth toon, you maybe want to spend more time going from 20 - 70.