I usually see little need for it. Thin depth of field is USUALLY a meme, most great photographs have context which means “not f/1.4”. I use wide open only when I’ve already lowered shutter as low as I can possibly hold it reasonably still for the focal length.
It only becomes useful for long exposures, since stopping down really doesn’t give you usable long exposure times unless you’re using large format, and even then you will still need mild NDs for that. For small formats you should look for 6+ stop NDs, since long exposures tend to be landscapes or at least environmental in nature so you’re stopping down anyways, so it’s not like you’re shooting at f/16 equivalent. I think a 7-10 stop would probably be the most practical for small format, since you are essentially increasing exposure time by approximately 100-1000 on digital and possibly 500-10000 on film. You can frame as you like and then slap the ND on