I thought it was boring but it's actually fun when you roleplay a character and cheat a little bit at the start of the game to give yourself good enough shooting skills and give yourself at least a handgun and some magazines, as wouldn't be uncommon for a person to have. By default the starting house is always unrealistically bare. Grinding at the start of the game with shitty melee weapons makes for a less realistic experience.
My next idea for a character is a Louisville cop who wakes up on his day off to find the apocalypse has happened. So I start with a handgun and a working vehicle, but to compensate for difficulty I will turn zombie population to high