So, because you feel that you should be able to min/max your character whatever way you like, the DM should just nod and smile and say, "Yuppers, it's your character, do whatever you like" and, not only that, but facilitate it by accepting certain descriptions of actions as automatic successes.I touched on this with Mort upthread, so I'll just quote myself from that earlier exchange in response to the above:
Nobody likes someone other than Gary.
Everyone plays the character they created, unless someone created it for them.
Yes, and those disadvantages will reveal themselves - sometimes - when the player has to make a check. Those significant disadvantages don't mean the player's action declarations are invalid.
No thanks. I don't want to play at that table. If you cannot or will not play the character that you made, you can find another table.
See, to me, no one likes Gary. Gary is a colossal douche bag who ruins the table for everyone.
Which, if that means some folks don't want to play with me? Fantastic. I'll stand by having basic minimum standards for the table over accepting the garbage that players like Gary want to pretend is actually role play any day. Having just had a "Gary" have a giant hissy fit because the DM actually had the temerity to design an encounter that wasn't dove tail tailored to the character that "Gary" played, and leave the group, I'm actually going to stand by that one. I'd much, MUCH rather lose Gary than someone who actually takes the time to honestly attempt to play the character they created.