I think I get what you are trying to say. Basically you should always use a 1" strap because it is better. If you want more wraps get a longer 1" strap.
But a few months ago at the UL hang there were some folks using mule tape, I think it was around 1/2" wide. My first thought was that it wasn't thick enough and was bad for the trees. But there was no tree damage and the person was using multiple wraps. So do I lecture the person for being a bad hammocker or do I need to figure out why it was working. His choice in gear was working well, and was defiantly not bad for the trees.
How many folks remember when hammocks didn't have straps? My first couple of Hennessy hammocks were before the strap idea started. If you tied to a tree with one or two loops you were going to leave a ring around the trunk of the tree. When Tom sent me a set of straps later, I immediately saw the advantage.
But before the straps came out, how did we protect the trees? We made a bunch of wraps around the tree and overlapped them. How is it that multiple wraps of a cord protected the tree better than one wrap of the cord. But multiple wraps of a strap is a bad model that has no merit? I think there is something to multiple wraps. I'm not sure what it is yet. I also know when I wrap a strap around a larger tree there is less pressure at a given point under the strap that when I wrap around a smaller tree. How much and why is what would be nice to know.