I see it more as a signature, a calling card if you will.
Frankly it doesn't bother me as it is all of the first 15-30 minutes and then poof, gone.
I agree with the other posts in here regarding more love for custom characters.
Interesting point, and well taken.
But I wouldn't call it a signature at all, but more like shortcuts. And they could have easily just changed one or two things. This really is just the beginning, but it has impact throughout the game.
Side not I wrote that in like 10 minutes, I would not mind volunteering creative talent if they accepted.
Interesting point of view for sure.