I would play a custom character and I would like to see the option of choosing one "origin"/back story like in DA:O so I have quests and story arcs related to that. Having the game world react to the custom character story is interesting.
Yes, though “Origins” from DA:O were something completely different. While DA:O has typical Bioware “overriding identity” in the form of the watcher, the “origin” gave us context to where we came from, what’s our race background in this world. You will recognise NPCs later in the game because of interactions you had with them in the origin story.
Larian’s “origins” don’t do that. If you pick an origin you get no introduction as to were they come from. Your character will know things and recognise NPCs which you won’t. I find that off putting.