Thanks, guys. I was assuming that was the case, but I figured that I was ask, just in case. I'm one of the few, that like to go into a Souls game completely blind, as I ruined a couple of the very early stages of Demon Souls, and I've made sure not to repeat that mistake.
I did look at the basic classes and without looking at all of the starting stats, I was assuming that rolling a Warrior that "finds" his religion during the ordeal might be kind of fun (and thus, pumping points into Faith). I also am thinking about a Cleric that faces the reality that in this world, you have to kill to survive, so he/she (depending upon models) takes up arms (and thus pump points into Strength and the other melee-focused stats). I'm just not sure if that would be totally viable, since the early returns look like it would take a lot to make a Cleric into a fighter.
The good news...I get to work from home for the next 3 weeks, so I should have plenty of time to "check in" with the game, although my productivity at work is gonna stink for this week, I know. :)