Character motivations and reactions that make the difference between an element in a larger world and story, to being the person that the world revolves around, is "looking" for something to bitch about? That's just noticing the difference between good versus poor quality world building. In a proper RPG, you should be an insignificant drop in a vast ocean, and eventually your own motions compound into a wave. With what we know about Bethesda, Skyrim, and the trailers featuring Mr. Badass Sole Survivor, the character is shaping up to be an all-important Mary Sue for the player's power fantasy. Believe it or not, history and little actions taken can give these things away. Who else but an all important demigod would confront a pack of super mutants, without armor or backup (a dog isn't backup), or without weapons to appropriately take them on? Actions have weight.