I checked the beer last night and something seems to be happening at last! The gravity is dropping and it's starting to smell and taste beery. Patience seems to have been the right decision.
I also decided to go against my own instinct and follow the advice here to skim. I say against my instinct because I prefer not to touch a beer any more than absolutely necessary. I haven't lost a batch to infection yet and I prefer to keep it that way. RDWHAHB, right?
Absolutely. Your beer will likely be wonderful.