IIRC, there was a statement saying that they have no intention to make this a scene you can skip. I get that opening has two prompts that you need to answer, but the info they give you could have easily been given over to an NPC once you landed in your starting area.
I spent an obscene amount of time trying to create a character I was happy with (the only beta phase I actually played in was beta 4...the others were squandered playing with characters. lawl!). I'd make a character, get it into game, and then find something horrible about it. And repeat. Over and over. I feel your pain D: