All yes.... For example, I gave the Aasimar Sorcerer Divine Soul/Celestial Warlock a bonus cantrip as they were granted light twice.Should the same offset be offered to players that want to play a Gith Arcane Trickster (Mage Hand overlap)? A Firbolg Gloom Stalker (Disguise Self overlap)? How about a Lizardfolk Monk or Barbarian (unarmored AC overlap)?
Well, if you're going to veer off course you can go on and on forever. There is a difference between redundancy and not making full use of something. Your half-orc example is off point. However, if a player makes a suboptimal choice for RPG reasons, I will reward them with something fun. So, if you play an ORC wizard, with a -2 int, I'll make sure you have fun doing it by giving it some advantages... although not always mechanical. My goal is to remove the elements that discourage people from playing 'suboptimal mechanical choices that might otherwise appear to be fun to the players.How about a Half-Orc Rogue or Wizard (these classes don't need +2 STR!) We could go on and on and on... amirite?
And all of those people, wh account for the majority of players, end up having artificual limitations in their character design choices that are not necessary.I guess the point is that there are choices to be made a chargen that might have some drawbacks. Some people might want to follow the online color-coded "best choices" guides and have fun with it. It's certainly a limitation to adhere to too much efficiency at the expense of what might be a fun character combo, IMO.
MMDV. I've had this conversation in my home games, at game store gams, at conventions... and there are very few players that are willing to commit to a long term character that doesn't start out with a 16 in their prime stat, or that have 'wasted' abilities. I want to encourage people to play diverse concepts. I'm not forcing anyone else to do it, but I will reinforce there is a logic to doing so.The "middle ground" who likes efficiency strikes me as a crowd that won't get hung up on one overlap or minor inefficiency if they can otherwise play a very sound and fun PC. YMMV.