Pretty much. Though when we were night owls they seemed to enjoy making noise at all the worst times of the day ... can't win. Just can't.
He likes them more now, and they have come a long way towards coming around to him. Milo cuddles with him sometimes, especially when I'm not around for affection, and Tig (who is afraid of most men ... no idea why. I know her kittenhood story and she hasn't had much experience with them) has become a lot more comfortable around him. She's not affectionate with him much, and when she is it's always a surprise to both of us. But I think that only makes it more rewarding to see happen.