This is why I prefer Earthdawn, fluff-wise.

There, everyone is a little itty-bitty magic. At least, all the player characters.

Because, you know, the argument that dragons A. are aerodynamic at all (they aren't) and that they fly due to being partially magic (and who says orcs aren't? I mean, while they don't get the ability to use magic, they can still learn it, which means that they have at least a slight amount of magic on their own. After all, there are races that have no ability to use magic at all...)