I think that's just fine.
Listening to two Brahms Requiems in a row would not be my idea of a good time.
Having sung the baritone solo with symphony orchestra (graduate school) and also in the chorus with Eschenbach and the Houston Symphony, I can say that I never reach for it when there is a Durufle or Faure within grabbing distance.
If I want to beat myself up about death, I'm not going Verdi or Brahms.
Can't use them as recording or musical tests. There's lots more to be friends with than those fear mongering downers.