It does seem like a fun vs. time tradeoff... a big part of the fun is watching your friends' ships gradually get blown up by pirates and asteroids and sabotage and not knowing what will happen next, rather than watching a quick recap.
On the other hand, it can make the game feel tedious to wait for a day or two in between obvious decisions, just for other people to decide to opt for their only reasonable choices.
I'm fine with either, this first game of the group round could be called in an experiment in auto-pilot and we could switch for the remaining games if most people want. Click the heart icon on @JaneHatke's post ^^ to vote for abandoning auto-pilot, manual override, Cap'n!
in any case, what were the scores?