Character customizations: how important is it?

hi all! i’ve been reading a lot of wips lately and i often come across character customizations, so i’ve been wondering: how important is it for you to customize your character? is it enough to only mention it once in the story and then never again? or would you prefer it mentioned as often as possible? and does it break immersion for you if it gets acknowledged in the story?

This question/discussion has been brought up before in these threads so I will be closing this thread as others have discussed it before (mods feel free to open it if you feel it’s necessary however! :slight_smile:)

This one includes a poll and customization ranks second to last on the list.