Well, technically, yes. You should always give them their first growing season free of fruiting. This encourages the plant to become more established than if you (like me) let them fruit the first year. Even if they grow roots in the fall, and some more in the spring, that's not the same as being established.
It gives them a good head start to plant them in the fall, as with most fruits. Some people want you to pinch the flowers for the first two years, usually one, and this is good common sense, and there is a noticeable difference between plants that were not allowed to flower, as compared with those that were allowed to flower.
I've done both. Spring and fall planting, and letting the flowers go versus pinching them. Also, junebearing versus everbearing is something to consider, everbearing varieties usually being allowed to fruit in the fall, but pinched back earlier, in the spring and summer.
If you do let them flower the first year, you'll be behind somewhat the next year, and the plants won't be so vigorous and productive. The same goes for many other plants as well, like asparagus, for instance, which shouldn't be harvested the first 3 years after planting, or it will interfere with the establishment of the new plant. Now, I've disobeyed that rule too, but that's not a good excuse for doing it yourself. :)