And all of the companions stories are way more important and compelling than yours lol
100% agreed that this may potentially be the worst part.
While I don't mind the origin character system, the fact that Larian's characters are more special than yours is one of the worst design philosophies in DOS 2. It's even worst when it goes beyond narrative preferences and manifests itself in game mechanics (looking at you Gale, aka Fane of BG3 - I'm only level 1 but also a Chosen of Mystra I'm soooo special I can't even die like a normal person).
They have said that custom characters will be just as good this time around, but I'll believe it when I see it.