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When I started I was actually thinking more about separating concepts and mechanics, or maybe better, business vs technology. But I think I lost that some when playing with creating my examples. )

In business applications (vs scientific/engineering) most methods implement some part of a business function.

At an absurdum extreme you could write the application in one procedural block with thousands of lines of branching/conditional code, where each line does no more than a single thing. It contains an atomic concept. So, you wouldn't write if(x == 1 || x == 3), that is two concepts. At this extreme, every atomic thought is crystal clear, but the big-picture of what the method does becomes a forest-trees thing.

We decompose software into logical, understandably named chunks, like methods and classes. At another absurd extreme, we could make each concept a method - bool IsValueEqualToOne(int x) {if x ==1 return true else return false}. This is just as bad. We have only translated from a technical representation (x == 1)? to a business representation IsValueEqualToOne.

In real-world programming we balance the size and form of our chunks. In some cases, it is better to combine at a "technical" level - `if(x == 1 || x == 3)`. In others, a business level is better
// transfer
if(AccountHasFunds(sourceAccount, amount)){
  debit(sourceAccount, amount);
  credit(targetAccount amount);
}

At the opposite extreme or "can't see the forest for the trees" is "needle in a haystack", one liners. Like the examples I gave. ( and tried to disclaim as how I would actually do it. Smile | :) )

So, to your question
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compiler does something more optimized... Or perhaps some other underlying reason?

In rereading it sounds like I may be advocating "one-liners", but not really. All the LINQ and stuff has a greater chance of compiler confusion than optimization. Maybe the best I can think of is that each method we write contains a business purpose and a technical implementation. The clearest code communicates both, and the best code does this in a maintainable way.
With LINQ style and functional becoming popular I was curious to see if people were writing more that way.

My preferred method of coding combines approaches, made easier with local functions. (I just make up "transaction syntax for simplicity)
void TransferFunds(source, target, amount){

  // Business - more compressed to highlight business logic
  if(AccountHasFunds(sourceAccount, amount)){
    transaction {
      debit(sourceAccount, amount);
      credit(targetAccount amount);
    }
    success: {}
    rollback: {}
  } else { CancelTransfer(); }

  // Technology - more expanded too see details and maintain

  [Description("Validates account balance equals or exceeds amount")]
  bool AccountHasFunds(string account, decimal amount){
    var accountBalance = account.GetBalance();
    if ( accountBalance >= amount){
      return true;
    else {
      return false;
    }
  }

  [Description("Debits amount from account")]
  void Credit(…){
    …
  }

  ...
}

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