Yeah that's a good point, even Fallout 3 had "vault-tec rejection letters". And they are conveniently doing it on the same day as the bombs fell.... someone fucked that one up really bad. But this is what happens when you try to contextualize something as abstract as assigning SPECIAL points, New Vegas version was kind of dumb but it didn't take more than 5 seconds to get to it and it didn't break lore. Vault-Tec goes door to door asking people what their strength and Charisma are? Do they also ask dong size? Why not just get past the SPECIAL assignment on the same screen as you are sculpting the face?