I don't see why people keep rbinging up EK. The best spells for EK don't get any benefit from intelligence. Shield and absorb elements for level 1. They don't exist in bg3 yet which makes EK a useless subclass. You're always better off using an attack instead of a spell for damage as an EK. Except if you really need to hit.. then you have magic missile which also doesn't care about your intelligence..
Not everything is about optimizing your PC's power or playing only the most powerful build available.
I for one would like to play a High Elf EK with high Intelligence and throw Fireballs and Scorching Rays that don't suck. And I'd like to benefit from the racial Intelligence rather than dump it and wear the same headband as every other EK in BG3 would.