Stupid move today - I went in to create a new character just to play with the customization options. At the time I didn't intend to keep what I was playing with. I clicked the first two traits just to get through that screen and went about my business. Well, I decided to keep the guy, and I ended up playing him for a few hours. Then I had one of those OH SNAP moments at Lt. 5...I forgot to pick actual traits I wanted. I ended up with some ground stealth thing that I would've never picked...
so you know what I'm going to ask - is there some way to reset the initial traits?
No. And we will not be getting any trait respec feature anytime soon.
It has been mentioned by the devs as a possible future feature, because they know we want it - trait and full species respec are on their 'to do' list. But there's no ETA, because far as we know they're not even working on it yet. It's just a wish list feature at the moment.