It's almost become a ritual at this stage. Double-click the name of the game on Steam. Watch the intro animation. Click "New Game" on the menu. Go into the character screen -- and then fire up a web-browser so I can see the most optimised character creation guide.

It's happening every time I try and fire up a traditional computer RPG. It's ruining my experience. So why can't I just play without risking the bad choices, or the suboptimal builds?