Cherry picking is exactly the reason to multiclass.Lots of people are talking about subclasses at 1st or at 1st & 2nd. No one is talking about the other half I laid out needed for that - a different multiclassing schema that doens't allow cherry picking. What would you suggest for that which would feel like a good 5e-esqe style fit?
You want to play an unarmored rogue who use their fists. You need to "cherry pick" a level of monk.
Want to make a fighter who is charismatic who encourages allies, take a level of bard.
That said. I see no reason why you couldn't also have bardic inspiration as a feat.