After at leats 1 year, it's still not fixed and still annoying.
Your avatar appears always defautl in 3rd person mode,
Really a nono, especially with teh wrong keybindings.
I like to have the avatar set in first person mode and next time you visit inworld it pops straigth back into first person mode and not that bad 3rd person mode.
Request, remember the last used setting for camera. If you used 1st person, stay in 1st person always ! (same for chat and quest windows btw, if it's closed, keep it closed.)