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IMO they are just setting the focus of the game......we all start from nothing and strive to be a hero. They aren't gonna check to see if we make it . If it's troublesome, just ignore it maybe
It bother's me, but not enough to care. Unfortunately it's become so much the norm that I just expect it to be the case and ignore.
Generally speaking I don't play MMO's for the story (that's what single player games and books are for). That being said one of the things I loved about EQ was that they didn't pull that shit. Just like most of my favorite fantasy novels are the ones where the main character starts out as a schmuck, or a stable hand, or some such thing and turns themselves into a badass.
"The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently."
- Friedrich Nietzsche