I just started my first kit. I chose an American pale ale, I had it brewing for about 4 full days and the co2 release bubbles slowed to about one bubble every 40 seconds.
I then transferred the beer into a glass carboy. When I measured my starting gravity level it was damn close to what my final gravity is supposed to be at. Is this good or bad?
Sometime fermentation is so vigorous that it is, more or less, complete in just a few days.
Transferring to the secondary fermenter is pretty much to allow the yeast to finish up and settle out and to provided the beer with a little maturation prior to bottling. It sounds like you transferred your beer at the right time.
Please let us know how it comes out.