You talking to me?
then how why would they bother with 210.23. As you said, regardless of the load applied, the OCPD would protect the conductors yet they specifically state that in no case shall the load exceed the circuit rating.Of course you can. Why would it matter the OCD will protect the wiring. They dont make a receptacle for EVERY amperage. so you do what you have to do.
and what does making a recep for every amperage have to do with anything?