No. We skipped purées entirely with both of our kids in favor of baby-led weaning style table foods.
Well, maybe I shouldn’t say “entirely.” I bought some apple sauce pouches for Eleanor to try recently, and she didn’t like them so I tried feeding one to Win with a spoon. It was a hilarious failure. He wouldn’t let me feed him at all. He insisted on grabbing the spoon himself, and in the process swung it around and flung the apple sauce all over the dining room. He definitely prefers to feed himself!