The correct answer is, habit patterns.
If your habit, as a pilot, is to ALWAYS select reverse thrust, you'll do so reliably even when the weather is bad, you're fighting gusty crosswinds, and there is whatever else going on. On the other hand, if you sometimes do & sometimes don't select reverse thrust, that habit pattern isn't there to back you up when you have the proverbial "dark & stormy night" and getting into reverse thrust right away may be the difference between staying on the runway or running off the end.
For example, if I'm landing a fairly light aircraft on a 12,000' dry runway in DEN with a little headwind, it is entirely possible to leave the thrust reversers stowed, roll out with the speed brakes deployed, tap the brakes slightly, and exit on the last high speed taxiway at a normal taxi speed. And I'd burn less fuel and make less noise doing that. But at my carrier, I'm not allowed to, because it's considered that the habit pattern of always deploying the T/R is so important that it's worth it to burn that extra gas even when it isn't strictly necessary, so that on the day when it's vital, the habit pattern to grab the T/R's right after touchdown is strong.
I don't think that this is an OpSpec (i.e. FAA) requirement, at least for the aircraft that I fly, but I'm quite certain that it is a requirement in our books, so my supposition is that it's a company requirement. If that assumption is correct, then other companies might choose to do differently (and I recall one early morning arrival into Frankfort on a Lufthansa A-320 that used NO reverse thrust, but some heavy braking instead -- presumably to reduce noise at that hour of the morning). The fact that safety is so important, though, probably drives plenty of operators to make the same choice that our carrier does: build the habit of ALWAYS using reverse thrust -- even though that means sometimes using it when it isn't necessary.