Maybe it's useful in some situations, e.g. my messy room/house when I try to take pics in it. Using a longer lens will only help to a certain extent,
with a better bokeh, the background can be less distracting and if used in the right conditions may still produce an acceptable pic.
Another thing which puzzles me more is in which some overuse the soft focus effect for wedding photos. If too much of anything is overused,
will kinda feel like puking after going through all the photos, having a variety is best.