To force people to use more feats.Can someone explain why the specific target number for the cap on abilities scores matters?
18, 20, 22..it all seems the same to me. Just an arbitrary cutoff expectation to balance monsters against.
Note that forum uses are heavily self selected on the side of wanting more complex mechanics.
So consider this post representing a large but quiet group of people who just want a simple +2 Str on their barbarian instead.
(Even though I personally would rather have more interesting feats).