@jfigura While you don’t seem to be the only one experiencing this, you are in the minority. We’ll try and help you. Can you point me to your site and let me see what’s up? I have done dozens of BP installs and not once experienced this issue. I am sure it’s just something gone wrong in installation.
There’s plenty of room for debate on whether BP should send an email reaffirming the password you just chose but that’s different from us getting your current install to work as advertised. Let’s keep the discussions separate.