If you got the PC version, mods have already fixed this problem I'm quite sure(Gogo PC version!).
I don't use it myself though, Fallout is a smaller game compared to Oblivion, and it seems to encourage multiple play-throughs. I'm on my third character at the moment, unlike Oblivion, I sort of enjoy making a character, throwing 20-40 hours at it, then switching it up to something new. Level-cap helps with that I think, as well as the way the skill system is set up.