I used that (the one talent man) as a quick point in my sermon a couple of weeks back while talking about gifts that God gives. My point was that God expects us to use what’s been given to us because he doesn’t give useless gifts. I didn’t use 2 Timothy 1:6, but it really holds the thought. A lack of use can definitely lead to a lack of appreciation.

A little bit of a different direction that your post, but I thought the general idea was the same.