Saundra Mitchell posted the best reply on Absolute Write.
"When my agent and I were cleaning up a manuscript for submission, she said something to me that has stuck with me ever since, referring to the big hook of the introduction: "Page 54 is too late."
So if your real story doesn't start until Chapter Three, then Chaps 1 and 2 may be full of action and motion, but they're static because the story hasn't started yet, perhaps?"
My real story starts in chapter 5 or 6.
I'm getting some ideeeeas.