If I may ask what your sandpaper increments are?
A good question, although I expect no simple black-and-white answer.
In my projects starting grit will depend on whether I need to get the surface flat to remove height differences between piece, or just removing scratches from the work.
If I need to flatten I will start with 60 or 80 grit.
If I am just removing scratches, I may start with 120 or 150. If I am being lazy and 220 grit is on the ROS, I may try that.
I think the use of next grit size vs skipping a grit size may be a trade-off. We sand to remove the marks from the previous grit. If we skip a grit we save the time in changing discs, which with my hook and loop discs is only a few seconds, but then we will spend more time to remove previous scratch marks.
It may also depend on the wood. Denser wood will take longer than softer wood.
I would give it a try and decide for yourself if skipping a grit is saving time.
Now if you do not have the discs of a given grit, then it is a different issue, you are saving the cost to purchase the discs, which may be worthwhile.