My memory must have been foggy when I wrote that. I thought you didn't do anything in F4 but you actually do get to choose an initial selection of stats (effectively perks). I didn't actually see the stat allocation in Starfield, was their anything or is that a step backwards?
Did they show character creation in one of the videos? If they did, I must have missed it, so I'm not sure. Maybe you don't start with perks but instead only unlock them as you play. I really disliked how FO4 was only perks.