So you create a custom character and save it. Once you've shut down and restarted the game the saved character is no longer saved.
Then you change your control settings to the new control scheme. Next time you play the game the setting is back on default.
Saving settings has worked in every other game i've ever played without fail... why not Dayz?
Things like this are infuriating, especially considering you need to shut down and restart the game each time the server resets or play without shadows, water textures and correct lighting (why hasn't this hasn't been fixed yet?)